We feel very sacred and extremely devotional visiting a pilgrimage site. Every temple is dedicated to one particular God who is considered as the main deity of that particular temple. And, also you tend to observe many small shrines associated to that temple which are dedicated to some other god's. But, what if there are 100 shrines which are dedicated to one and only one god???
It is kinda unusual happening right??? Yes, but trust us this is a real experience. And to experience the reality, follow EeYuva with this article which will detail you with that splendid location….
Detailing About The Temple…
Bateshwar Temple is an impeccable location where you have an opportunity to offer prayers in 101 shrines at a time. Believe it or not??? This location is filled with 101 Hindu temples which are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Some shrines other than 101 are dedicated to Jain deities.
Where Is It Located???
This buzzing temple is located in Bateshwar which is a village in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. This place is considered as the important and most spiritual location by Hindus and Jains.
There are many myths associated with the history of this place. Some say that this is the birthplace of Lord Krishna's mother. According to some legends, it is believed that, this is the place where Lord Shiva took some rest under the Banyan Tree hence got the name Bateshwar. According to Jain legends, it is said that, the 22nd Tirthankar, Lord Neminathji was born at this location hence there are several beautiful Jain temples observed here.
All these 101 temples are lined up alongside the ghats which direct you to the water level. It is said that all these temples are painted with traditional vegetable paints. The king of Bhadwar Dynasty named King Badan Singh is the person behind this plethora of temples construction.
Festivals and Rituals…
Every year the most biggest cattle fair is held in this location. And, this ritual is being followed by the locals since four centuries. This is the biggest cattle fair that happens in north India.
How To Reach There???
Bateshwar is connected by road and rail. The nearest railway station is Bateshwar Railway station but it is a small halt station. Agra-Bah road is the road line which connects this location.
Guys, feel immense devotional and great in offering prayers to 101 Lord Shiva shrines at one place. Reach this place and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and also visit Jain temples for extreme peace.
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