The Sasbahu temples meaning – Mother in law and Daughter in law, were built during 9th century to the 11th centuries. Mother in law part which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu has four pillars. These pillars are acting as a support to the roof and there are carvings on it. Daughter in law part, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, is stacked with sculptures. There is a series of gates that you will have to walk through in order to make your entry.
The first gate is Gwalior Gate or Alamgiri Gate which was constructed in 1660. The second gate is called Bansur gate or Archer’s Gate doesn’t exist anymore. The next gate is Badalgarh Gate. If you move further up, there is Ganesh Gate which was constructed in the 15th century. There is also a pigeon house. The next is a small temple dedicated to Gwalipa after whom the popular fort and the city Gwalior was named.
There is Chaturbhuj Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was built in 9th century. The next gate is hathiya Paur or Elephant gate which is followed by Hawa Gate which no longer exists. Then is the entrance to the palace. The whole Sasbahu temples are a combination of spiritual and religious environment where you will find the peace and great devotion to the almighty. This reflects the rich Hindu culture.