About Temple -Basar is a temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi and is 30km from Nizamabad is situated at banks of River Godavari. The legend says that Maharshi Veda Vyasa came to the forests of Dandakaryana to meditate and started meditating on the banks of the river. the goddess appeared before him and ordained him to build temples for the Shakti trio: Maha Saraswathi, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Kali. The sage did so by bringing three handfuls of sand and sculpts out the figures. So this temple is also an abode for Goddess Lakshmi and Kali. The presiding deity, 'Gnana Saraswathi Devi', is in a seated position with a 'Veena' in hand and bedecked with turmeric. The festivals like Maha Shivaratri and Devi Navaratrulu are celbrated very grandly. The Maha Shivaratri is celebrated in February-March and Navaratrulu in Septmber-October. The temple is famous for Akshara Abhyasam before commencing formal school education.This place was initially named after Vyasa and was called "Vyasapuri". Later on it got took names Vasara and ultimately Basara/Basar.