Sahastrabahu temple locally called as Sas-Bahu temple located to the east of Gwalior Fort was built in the 9th and 10th centuries by one of the rulers, Mahipal Singh of Tomar dynasty. The awe-inspiring carving that bedecks the structure catches the attention of all. The word sahastrabahu (literally a man with thousand arms) denotes Lord Vishnu.
Mahipal Singh’s wife worshipped Lord Vishnu but later another temple of Lord Shiva was constructed beside the old one for his son’s wife who was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. Together these two temples were known by the name Sas-Bahu temple meaning the daughter-in-law and mother-in-law's temple.