A 3 Star Luxury Getaway Destination located in the midst of beautiful scenic landscape beside the river Godavari, and it is the one and only place of its kind in India which is well Known for Sri Gyana Saraswathi Temple, which is also called as Knowledge Hub of India
Gyana Sraswati Basara, this temple which is located in Central India is said to be one among the two temple of her holy deity Sri Gyana Sraswati, this Hindu temple is located on the banks of River Godavari at Basar, Adilabad Dist. Andhra Pradesh. It is about 30 km (19 mi) from Bhainsa, 15.5 km (10 mi) from Dharmabad, 34.8 km (22 mi) from Nizamabad, 70 km (43 mi) from Nirmal, and 205 km (127 mi) from Hyderabad.
According to the legend, Maharshi Veda Vyasa along with his disciples and sage Suka after the Kurukshetra War decided to travel and settle down in a most soothing and serene atmosphere, in a quest for such place they came across this most peaceful adobe in the midst of earlier known as Dnadakaranya Forest, pleased with the scene landscape of the region, he settled down besides the banks of the Holy river Godavari.
The temple beholds a distinct history, It is said that Maharshi Veda Vyasa after his ablutions in the holy river every day Maharshi Veda Vyasa would bring three fistful of sand and place it in three small heaps and made images of Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Kali, with his mystic power and prayers. These sand heaps later changed to idols and now it is smeared with turmeric and it prayed and rituals (Pujas) are carried out on daily basis, these are now the presiding deities of Basar. It is believed that having a bit of turmeric paste will enhance ones wisdom and Knowledge. The place got its name as “Vasara”, as the time passed by this place is now duly called as “Basara” due to the influence of Marathi Language in the region.
Approximately 100 mts from the temple, there is a cave where the ‘Narahari Maluka’ is believed to perform a rigorous meditation for several years, there is a four sided monolith rock named as ‘Vedavathi’, which produce many different sounds when it is struck on it. There are eight ‘Pushkarnis’ (“Temple tanks are wells or reservoirs built as part of the temple complex for bathing in the holy water”), spread across the village known as ‘Indra Teertham’, ‘Surya Theertham’, ‘Vyasa Theertham’, ‘Valmiki Theertham’, ‘VishnuTheertham’, ‘Ganesh Theertham’, ’Puthra Theertham’, ‘Shiva Theertham’.
This temple has been mostly and widely visited by some of the top Bureaucrats of India, some of them are Former Prime Minister late. Dr. P.V. Narashima Rao, Former Chief Minister Dr. N. Chandra Babu naidu and some of the top congressmen of Andhra Pradesh and also of South India as well the list of people goes on which is uncountable.