Bateshwar in UP - History and religious importance

Bateshwar, near Agra in Uttar Pradesh is place of historical, cultural and religious significance. Bateshwar is famous for Bateashwar cattle fair, which is held every year in October and November. Get all details about Bateshwar here.

We have brought to you history of Bateshwar along with its cultural and religious significance of Bateshwar in the Uttar Pradesh and India.

Bateshwar in Utar Pradesh: Historical, Cultural and Religious significance

It is widely believed that Bateshwar got its name form Vateshwarnath, which is one of the names of Lord Shiva. You can find 101 temples in this holy town of Bateshwar. You can also find long line of Ghats with a series of temples along the river front. The beauty of these temples can be gauged from the fact that you can still find the original paintings on these temples which were done with traditional vegetable paints in old times.

Bateshwar temples photo

Religious significance of Bateshwar in UP

Not only this, Bateshwar is also believed to be birthplace of Lord Krishna's mother. According to some legends other name of Bateshwar is Surajpur. Its name surajpur is named after Raja Surajsen, who was grandfather of Lord Krishna.
If the question, What is the religious importance of Bateswar is bothering you, then you must know that, Bateshwar is also reffered as son of theDhams', which means as per hindu religion beliefs, after you have been to all the 4 dhams, you must visit Bateshwar. Bateshwar is also of great importance to Jains as it is the birthplace of the 22nd Jain Tirthankar Nemichand and is an important pilgrimage site for both, Digambar and Shwetambar jains

Cultural significance of Bateshwar in UP

The Bateshwar Fair of Agra is held in Bateshwar, which is at a distance of 70 km from Agra. Bateshwar is situared on the banks of river Yamuna and Bateswar derives its name from Bateshwar Mahadeo who is presiding deity of the place. There are 108 temples dedicated to various gods in Bateshwar.

In Bateshwar fair, devotees take holy dips in river Yamuna and worship lord Shiva. Apart form this religious association cattle fair is also organized in Bateshwar where buyers and sellers do business. Even if you are not involved in any of this business there ia lot other things to do in Bateshwar fair. You can just have a look at Cows, Bullocks, Buffalos, Goats, Camels and Elephants, birds which are adorned in beautiful rags and colors. Various cultural programs are also organized here to go with the festive atmosphere.

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