Bateshwar, Uttar Pradesh
|Elevation||160 m (520 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Bateshwar Hindi: बटेश्वर is a village on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Bateshwar is situated at a distance of 5 km from BAH. It is an important spiritual and cultural centre for Hindus. It is known for the 101 Shiv Temple Complex, An annual Religious and Animal Fair is also organised in the village ground area.
The name Bateshwar is derived from the main Bateshwarnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (Bateshwarnath Mahadev). As per the mythology and legends, here under a marvelous Banyan tree (Bat in Sanskrit), lord Shiva took rest for some time under that tree which stile standing at that place, the place known as Bat-Ishwar; the banyan lord.
Since ages Bateshwar remained a renowned religious centre both for Hindu and Jain communities. I the great epic of Mahabharat Bateshwar is referred as Shouripur a city of king Suresaine the father of lord Krishna, flourishing suburb, beginning as early as 3000BC It is known for 101 Shiv Temples built by Raja Badan Singh Bhadauria on a dam on the banks of Yamuna. Shaouripur, near Bateshwar, which is the birthplace of the 22nd Tirthankar of Jain faith, Lord Neminath. Each year the region hosts a cattle fair in October and November. The commercial livestock event is also of significance to Hindus, who make pilgrimage to the river Yamuna in honor of Lord Shiva.
Bateshwar has long been celebrated for its annual fair, believed to have been a fixture since time immemorial given the significance of Shoripur/Bateshwar in Hindu mythology. Although the origins of this ancient fair are religious, and of immense importance in the Hindu religious calendar, the fair is also of great commercial value and is renowned as the 2nd largest animal fair in the country (Sonepur in Bihar being the largest).
Bateshwar is the birthplace of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
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|Climate data for Bateshwar, bah, uttar pradesh India|
|Average high °C (°F)|| 22.3
|Average low °C (°F)|| 7.7
|Rainfall mm (inches)|| 13.3
|Avg. rainy days||1.9||1.7||1.7||1.3||2.3||4.7||13.8||14.9||7.7||1.5||0.8||1.0||53.3|
|Source: World Meteorological Organization.|
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