Bateshwar Group of Temples in Morena region of Madhya Pradesh, India


While in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh, we thought of visiting Bateshwar, which is more than 25 kilometers away Morena town. This place is an archaeological site having 200(approximately) ancient shrines. This site is located on the north-western slope of a range of hills near Padavali, a village about 30 km from Gwalior. The shrines of Bateshwar temple-complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu.  

They were built during the reign of Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty and it seems that it was built approximately 300 years before Khajuraho were built.

The cluster of temples is spread over an area of 10 hectares in the ravines of Chambal. The Archaeological Survey of India team led by K.K. Muhammed started excavation works in 2005 and still continuing. The temples are made of sandstone and belong to the 8–10th century CE.

Many of these temples have been restored and few of them are lying in ruins. When we visited, the campus was quite empty. Ours was the only group hanging around. This made me think about the security. Although I can't really comment on that but definitely it would advisable to be careful about the scenario.

4 comments:

Mridula said...

What a glorious shot!

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Mridula :)

Shilpi Dutta said...

Wow! Where did you take this aerial shot from? Its gorgeous

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Shilpi !

These are shot from Helicopter.

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