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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bateshwar an archaeological site

Bateshwar (Hindi:बटेश्वर), 25 km from Morena town, is an archaeological site comprising about 200 ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh. This site is located on the north-western slope of a range of hills near Padavali, a village about 40 km from Gwalior. The shrines in Bateshwar complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and belong to the 8–10th century CE. They were built during the reign of Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty,] 300 years before Khajuraho temples were built.