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Who has constructed Saraswati temple at Basara?

Tags: saraswati, religion & spirituality, basara
Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 09 Mar '13 05:21 pm
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'Bijialudu' a Karnataka king,
Answered by anantharaman, 09 Mar '13 07:41 pm

 
  
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According to legend, Maharishi Vyasa and his disciples and sage uka 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. After his ablutions in the Godavari, Maharishi Vyasa used to bring three fistful of sand and place it in three small heaps and made images of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali with his mystic power and later conducted prayers. This idol made of sand has its face smeared with turmeric. Eating a little bit of this turmeric paste, it is believed, will enhance one's wisdom and knowledge. 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 the region.

However, according to the Brahmanda Purana, the poet Valmiki installed Saraswati and wrote Ramayana here. There is a marble image of Valmiki and his Samdhi near the t ...more
Answered by Quest, 09 Mar '13 05:23 pm

 
  
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Brahma
Answered by Trivial Pursuit, 09 Mar '13 05:23 pm

 
  
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