Festivals and Fairs provide us with the much needed break from our routine lives. They add color and brightness to our lives. It is a time when we come together and celebrate. In a country like India with a rich spiritual legacy, a large number of religious festivals are celebrated with a great deal of ardor and enthusiasm. These festivals generally come attached with their fairs. The Bateshwar Fair is held in Bateshwar at a distance of 70 km from Agra and is visited by a large number of people.
Description of the Bateshwar Fair in Uttar Pradesh
Bateshwar derives its name from the presiding deity of the place Bateshwar Mahadeo. There are 108 temples dedicated to various gods in Bateshwar.
A particular period in the months of Kartik and Agrahayana according to the Hindu calendar is considered to be very auspicious. At this time of the year, a large number of people assemble at Bateshwar to take a dip in the sacred Yamuna River and offer their prayers to Lord Shiva. Then they visit the fair which is held with a lot of fanfare.
The most important feature of the Bateshwar fair is the live stock fair that is organized. Many people either sell or purchase animals. In addition to this there are a large number of other activities that are carried on as well. There is a festive merry feeling in the atmosphere. The ambience is very amiable and all are in a very cheerful mood.
Time for celebrating the Bateshwar Fair in Uttar Pradesh
The Bateshwar Fair begins on the day of Shashti in the month of Kartik and ends on Panchami in the month of Agrahayan. It corresponds to the months of October and November of the Gregorian calendar.