Gnana Saraswati Temple Telangana
About Gnana Saraswati Temple
Gnana Saraswati Temple ,Basar is a temple where many devotees come to perform the "Akshara abhyasam" ceremony for the children before they start formal school education.
The children perform the exercise of letters, and devote books, pens, pencils notebooks to the goddess of knowledge. The Puja at the temple starts at 4 am in morning with Abhishekam which carries on for an hour.
At 5 o'clock they start the Alankarana whereby the new sarees are adorned to the goddesses. The whole atmosphere is very pious and pure. At 6 am, in the rays of the morning sun, the aarti starts at the temple after which the prasadam is given to the devotees.
The temple also has a Mahakali idol situated on the 1st floor very near to the main temple. Devotees often go to the nearby mountain which has an Idol of Goddess Saraswati on the top of the rock. The image of Lakshmi stands besides the Goddess Saraswati in the sanctum sanctorum. Due to the presence of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali, Basara is considered as the abode of the divine trinity.
By Rail:The nearest railway station to the temple is Basar Railway Station, located about 2.4 km away.
By Road:The temple is located about 210 kilometers (via road) from the nearest city Hyderabad It is well connected by district buses, run by TSRTC.
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Special poojas and celebrations are held at the temple during Maha Shivratri beginning 15 days before (Vasantha Panchami) and continuing 3 days after the festival. Devi Navarathrulu is celebrated for ten days during Dasara.