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Submitted by Team TOI on 11 February 2017

Bateshwar, 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.

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