India is a country of faith and spirituality. It makes India home to many temples of various religions. Sahasra Bahu Temple (also known as Nagda Temple) is one of them.
It is situated at Nagda which is about 24 kilometers from Udaipur. Nagda has been the capital city in the times of rulers. The temple is named after famous king Nagaditya (19th century) who was also the founder of this temple. The meaning of Sahasra Bahu is- “One with thousand arms”, which is a form of Lord Vishnu. Another name is of this temple is Saas-Bahu Temple which means the temple of mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. This strange name has an interesting story behind it. According to historical records, King Mahipal of Kachchwaha dynasty made this temple for his beloved wife who was the worshipper of Lord Vishnu. Later the prince got himself the wife who was the worshipper of Lord Shiva. So another temple of Lord Shiva was made right next to Vishnu temple. Because the first temple was of Lord Vishnu, it was given the name Sahastra-Bahu.
With time, the temple name was corrupted into Saas-Bahu Temple. This temple is known for its amazing architecture with the fine carving on walls. In the temple, Idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Goddess Saraswati are situated. It has four gates for four directions from which only three doors are open for public. It has a big lotus flower painting visible on the rooftop of the temple. Visitors can easily reach there by taking a local bus or cab.
Timings to Visit:- From 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM & From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Duration of Visit:- 1 Hour Entry Fee:- No Entry Fee