Sas-Bahu Temple
Sas-Bahu Temple
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
After visiting Man Mandir in Gwalior Fort, coming down, you will see these 11th century twin temples, one small, one large multi-storied. Not only are these temples beautiful and wonderfully carved, but you will also have a stunning view from there : one side to the fort with its grandiose fortifications over Gwalior town, the other side to the Sikh Temple Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod Qilla.
The temples are free to access and when I visited, it was very quiet.
Written April 5, 2023
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R1chardN
Surbiton, UK629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This UNESCO site is near the better known Gwalior Fort. It is a short walk or car journey from the Fort.
It is a beautiful Temple with sculptures carved on the walls inside and out. There are similarities with the decorated temples found in Khajuraho but the latter are more erotic.
It is well worth the visit whether or not you are at the fort.
Written April 1, 2020
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chirag kothari
Meerut, India435 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Original name of temple is another name of lord vishnu - sahashtrabahu probably changed to saas bahu due to mis pronouncation. This temple is within 10 mins walk from main fort.
Do take guide to know stories around fort and this temple. Temple is beautiful with ornamated carving on walls. Must visit.
Written January 8, 2020
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RkRoadie
Pune, India625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This temple is near Fort area but still one needs a car to drive there as walking might take some time. The fort tickets are checked here at entrance. There is ample car parking space near temple.

This temple is "Sahasrabahu" but some how got name as "Saas Bahu". There are two temples in complex, the big one has marvelous architecture where has small one has beautiful cravings.

There are lot of bats inside these temples. The area around has greenery.
Written November 19, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,678 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Sasbahu Temple (aka mother and daughter temples) is a 11th century Hindu and a Nagara style temple dedicated to Vishnu. What you see now was built up from the ruins. Although the temple has been put back together again, only about half the original structure is there and the rest you can tell is not original as it’s just plain bricks and rocks. There’s no need to go out of the way to see this temple, but if you’re visiting Gwalior Fort anyway, then it’s worth a detour if you have time.
Written April 24, 2020
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poojathakur13
Mumbai, India195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Must visit inside the Gwalior fort complex. Don't forget to visit this place. Its actually sahastra bahu but the name has been diluted over the years and has nothing to do with mother in law and daughter in law.
Written January 14, 2020
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Johann&Sandra
8,376 contributions
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Mar 2011
Sas-Bahu is located down the street from the Ekingji temple complex. It's a ruin, abandoned for many years. The temple dates back to the 11th century and features many carvings of the Kama Sutra. The main feature is the Mother In Law and Daughter in Law temples, of which the Mother in Law temple is the most interesting. The carvings are beautiful, carved in sandstone, and quite interesting. You'll want a good guide with you to tell you about what you're seeing and the history and culture behind it, there are no signs to speak of.

This is not a large temple, only takes about 20 minutes to explore, not worth a separate side trip from Udaipur, but if you're going to Ekingji anyway then it is well worth a short stop to check out.
Written March 30, 2011
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PNRao
Cedar Falls, IA1,256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
Saas (Mother-in-law) Bahu (Daughter-in-law) mandir (temple) in the Gwalior Fort, India
This is a beutiful combination of two temples in the Gwalior fort on East side. Built in 1092 by King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata (Kachchhwaha) dynasty. It is 32 meters long and 22 meters at its breadth. This temple mainly has three entrances from three different directions. In the fourth direction, there is a room which is currently closed. The entire temple is covered with carvings, notably 4 idols of Brahma, Vishnu and Saraswati above its entrance door. It requires a ticket to enter which is Rs 5 to be purchased at Man Mandir Palace. So don't forget to buy it when you visit Man mandir palace as it is far away. You will not be allowed in.
Written February 5, 2015
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S. Singh
India5,621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Well this is combination of two temples , Actual name is "SAHASTRA BAHU MANDIR" (GWALIOR) and easy and easy and common name is SAAS BAHU MANDIR

Must Have - Water Bottle, Caps and ease shoes .
Tickets is online with Gwalior Fort combined ticket.Ticket window is in Fort not Here.

Proper Free parking just front of entry .

This is in the Boundary wall of Gwalior Fort on the top of hill .

All and main sculptures are broken down from Mughal Emperors orders. We get maximum sculptures as a ruined stage.
But still as building and as well as decorative carving art , sculptures , this is must seen attraction in that area.

Architecture - Dravidian Architecture, Nagara style Function , Temple Built in - 1092 AD, Built by - King Mahipal , Materials used - Limestone, red sand stone

it is a twin temple a larger one dedicated to Lord Vishnu lord with Thousand arms ( Sahastra Bahu ).The temple was built for the King Mahipal’s wife who was a devotee of Lord Vishnu , A smaller one dedicated to Lord Shiva built for her daughter – in – Law who was a devotee of Lord Shiva.

Both the temples are richly decorated with carvings of deities, human and animal figures, and geometric patterns .  It is difficult to find a piece of plane surface in this section that has not been carved, interlocking the horizontal and the vertical elements and to set up the images at the most appropriate places.
Written October 3, 2020
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PNRao
Cedar Falls, IA1,256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
It is a Vishnu temple whose name is distorted to Sas Bahu Temples because of the size. Please get a guide so that the details would be clearer otherwise you think it is all ruins only. The architecture and carvings are excellent and really worth a visit. Many people do not know this and generally missed by many. It is a 11th century temple complex. It is in Nagda and about 3 km from Eklingji Temple. From Udaipur on the way to Eklingji, you need to take a left turn on a small road to reach this. Nice surroundings and a helpful guide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SahastraBahu_Temples
Written February 25, 2015
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