Situated at a distance of 70 km. from
Agra on the banks of
river Yamuna, Bateshwar is an important
spiritual and cultural centre. The place is named after the presiding
deity of the region, Bateshwar Mahadeo and has 108 temples, dedicated to
the gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon.
During the months of October & November, a large fair is organised from Shashthi of Kartik month to Panchami of Agrahayan month. The fair holds a lot of importance for the Hindus. Devotees congregate here in large numbers to worship Lord Shiva and take holy dips in river Yamuna. A Livestock Fair is also organised and owners and buyers conduct serious business combined with the gaiety of a market place.