Saas Bahu Temple Udaipur

Saas Bahu Temple is an ancient shrine built in the 10th century by King Mahipala of Kachchhwaha Dynasty; the temple is situated at a distance of 23km from Udaipur at Nagda Village (Rajasthan). This shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu – the one with multiple hands; hence the original name of the temple is Sahastra-Bahu (with the same meaning-multiple hands).

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Saas Bahu Temple Udaipur

Intresting Flashback

  • It is believed that King Mahipala’s daughter-in-law was a follower and believer of Lord Shiva and his wife was a believer of Lord Vishnu.
  • Therefore, the king of Kachchhwaha Dynasty decided to build two temples adjacent to each other of each lord.
  • As these temples were adjacent, and built for a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law therefore it was called Saas Bahu Temple. Saas stands for mother-in-law in Hindi and Bahu means daughter-in-law.
  • The fascinating ancient architecture can be adored in the temple.

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Structure of the Saas Bahu Temple

  • There are two main temples in the premises – Bahu is the smaller temple and Saas the large one.
  • Bahu Temple is surrounded by 5 other shrines and the Saas temple is surrounded by 10 small shrines.
  • The Saas temple owns an archway in the front space, it is said that on important occasions the idol of Lord Vishnu was placed in and swung.
  • The temple premises has 3 doors from 3 different directions and in the 4th direction lies a room that usually remains shut for tourists.
  • On the entrance door you can spot the idols of Goddess Saraswati, Lord Bhramha and Lord Vishnu.
  • The vast campus of the Saas-Bahu temple is stretched across 22 metres in breadth and 32 metres of land in length.
  • One can spot the beautiful carvings dated back to the 10th century of the walls of the temple.
  • As this temple was built a long time ago, only the partial remains are left to admire but still one can enjoy the exquisite art of the construction of these temples.
  • The Archaeological Survey of India’s list of historical monuments bears the name of this amusing temple as well.

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Timings of the Saas Bahu Temple

  • From 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Open all days of the week.

Entry Fee

There is absolutely no entry fee for visiting this exquisite shrine.

How to reach Saas Bahu Temple?

One can take a bus or cab from Udaipur city to Nagda.

Distance from Udaipur: 23km

Distance from Nathdwara: 30km

Distance from Eklinji Temple: 2.7km


  • Plan a trip to the ancient Eklinji Temple and visit the Saas Bahu Temple and Vaishnavite shrine in Nathdwara on the same day.
  • You can plan to stay in Nathdwara or any resort near the Saas Bahu and Eklinji Temple.
  • Carry your cameras along for picturesque captures as the site is situated near a lake amidst the charm of nature.
  • Make sure you co-ordinate the timings of each temple before visiting.

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