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Basara Sri Gnana Saraswati Temple Timings | Aksharabhyasam Timings | Darshan online booking

About Basara :

Basara Sri Gnana Saraswati Temple: Basara is a famous pilgrimage place situated in Nirmal district of Telangana State. It is 212 km away from Hyderabad, 35 km away from Nizamabad and 158 km away from Adilabad.

Basara temple
                                                                  Basara temple

Basara also called Basar is on River Godavari’s shore. It’s a famous pilgrimage place as the famous Sri Gnana Saraswathi temple is here. The temple of Basara is a unique temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi, the goddess of knowledge. People bring their kids here to do learning ceremony called “AksharaAbhyasam”. It is said that Basara Temple is one of the two ancient temples of Goddess Saraswathi in India. the other is located in Kashmir.

History of Basara Sri Gnana Saraswati Temple:

According to a legend, Maharishi Vyas and his disciple along with Viswamitra decided to take rest in a cool and pleasant atmosphere after the war of Kurukshetra. In the search of a pleasant place, they came to Dandaka forest and were pleased with the pleasant and calm nature. Since Maharishi Vyasa spent a most of time in prayers, the place was called as Vasara. Later that was spelled as Basara due to the influence of Marathi language in this region.

Basara is also considered to be one among the three temples built near the holy confluence of the Godavari and Manjira Rivers by Rashtrakutas. Basara Temple was constructed by the Karnataka king Bijialudu.

Famous Temples Near Basara :

Sri Mahankali Temple, Sri Vyasa Maharshi Guha, Sri Dattatreya Temple, Sri Vedavathi Shila, Godavari River and Lord Shiva Temple at the banks of River Godavari are the attractions in Basara.

Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge and Technology :

In Basara, there is a University called the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge and Technology offering six-year engineering course. It was established in the year 2008.

Basara Temple timings :

The Basara temple is open from 4:00 AM in the morning till 8:30 PM in the evening. The Basara temple timings are as follows:

Timings Activity
4:00 AM Temple Opening time in the morning
4:00 AM to 4:30 AM Temple Pooja, Issuance of Abhishekham Tickets
4:30 AM to 7:30 AM Abhishekam, Alankarana, Harathi, Prasadam
7:30 AM to 12:00 Noon Archana and Sarva Darshan and other poojas
12:00 to 12:13 PM Nivedana and Harathi
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Closed
2:00 PM to 6:30 PM Archana and Sarva Darshan and other poojas
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM Devasthanam Pradosha Pooja
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Maha Harathi and Darshanam
8:30 PM Temple closing time

Basara Temple Sevas :


Rs. 200-00
 Special Kumkumarchana
Rs. 150-00
 Akshara Srikaram / Aksharabhyasam
Rs. 100-00
 Sri Sathyanarayana Swami Pooja
Rs. 100-00
 Special Akshara Srikaram
Rs. 1,000-00
 Nithya Chandi Homam
Rs. 1,116-00
Rs. 100-00
 Pallaki Seva ( Every Friday)
Rs. 200-00
 Special Darshanam (only one person)
Rs. 100-00
 Vyasa Guha Pravesham Rs. 5-00
Gnana Jyothi Deepam Rs. 10-00
 Shashvatha Kumkumarchana (Early once)
Rs. 1,016-00
Suvarna Pushparchana (only Friday 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM) Rs. 1,116-00
 Shashvitha Pooja Abhishekam (Early once)
Rs. 1,116-00

Vahana Poojalu

Scooter/Motor Cycle Rs. 100-00
Car/Jeep Rs. 150-00
Bus/Lorry/Tractor Rs 200-00

Basara Saraswati Temple Aksharabhyasam Timings:

Basara Temple Aksharabhyasam Timings

Pooja  Ticket Cost Timings
Aksharabhyasam (Normal) Rs 100 7:30 AM to 6 PM
Aksharabhyasam (Special) Rs 1000 7:30 AM to 6 PM
Additional persons Rs 100/each 7:30 AM to 6 PM

Aksharabhyasam Details:

  1. Aksharabhyasam will be performed daily
  2. Rs 100 ticket Aksharabhyasam will be performed in a hall
  3. Rs 1000 ticket Aksharabhyasam will be performed in front of Sri Gnana Saraswathi maa
  4. With one ticket one kid and mother & father are allowed
  5. For other persons Rs 100 extra per each person
  6. Need to carry Flowers Garlands – 2, Book – 1, Pen – 1, Slate – 4, Slate pencil – 2/3, Rice – two bowls, Coconut – 1, Pasupu & Kumkuma – one pack each.

Accommodation in Basara:

Haritha Hotel at Basar caters to the tourists and pilgrims who arrive at the Basar temple of Nirmal district in Telangana.Haritha Hotel here at the abode of Goddess Saraswathi is popular among tourists arriving at the Basara temple.

Basara Saraswati Temple Photos:

Basara Temple Contact Number :

Executive Officer
Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devasthanam,
Village & Mandal: Basara
District: Nirmal, Pin – 504101, Telangana, India.
Devasthanam Phone number:(91) 08752 – 243503
Executive Officer (Office):(91) 08752 – 243550
Cell: 9491000656

Asst. Executive Officer (Office): 9550963906
Superintendent: 9441129737
Email- Id: dc_eo_basara@yahoo.co.in

Best Season to Visit: October to March

How To Reach Basara  :

Transport: Bus/ Train / Cab