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“Gnana Saraswati Temple” is a Hindu temple of Goddess Saraswati located on the banks of Godavari River at Basar, Telangana, India. It is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India, the other being in Jammu & Kashmir. Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and learning. Children are brought to the temple for the learning ceremony called as “AKSHARA ABYASAM”.

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Gnana Saraswati Temple is a Hindu temple of Goddess Saraswati located on the banks of Godavari River at Basar Telangana India It is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India the other being in Jammu Kashmir Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and learning Children are brought to the temple for the learning ceremony called as AKSHARA ABYASAM According to Mahabharata Maharishi Vyas and his disciples and sage Viswamitra decided to settle down in a cool and serene atmosphere after the Kurukshetra War In the quest for a peaceful abode he came to Dandaka forest and pleased with serenity of the region selected this place Since Maharishi Vyasa spent considerable time in prayers the place was then called Vasara and turned into Basara due to the influence of the Marathi language in this region It is also believed that this temple is one of the three temples constructed near the confluence of the Manjira and Godavari rivers Historically Bijialudu a Karnataka king who ruled the province of Nandagiri with Nanded as his capital in the sixth century constructed the temple at Basara Many pilgrims come to Gnana Saraswati Temple Basar 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 oclock 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 Special poojas and celebrations are held at the temple during Maha Shivaratri beginning 15 days before Vasantha Panchami and continuing 3 days after the festival Devi Navarathrulu is celebrated for ten days during Dasara 600am Pickup and proceed to proceed to Basar Approx 210 kms 4 Hrs 1000am Arrival visit Gnana Saraswathi Temple River Godavari 300pm Departure to Hyderabad 700pm Arrival Hyderabad Disperse Time 600am to 700pm

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