Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves Shiva Linga


The Elephanta Caves (घारापुरीची लेणी, Gharapurichya Lenee) consists of groups of caves with rock cut architecture built between 5th and 8th centuries, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place was originally called Gharapuri.

The caves are a delight, having sculptures depicting various scenes  including Trimurti – Panchmukhi Shiva, Shiva slaying Andhakasur, The marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati, Nataraja, Shiva-Parvati on Mount Kailash, and Ravana lifting Mount Kailash, Kartikeya (Murugan) and Ganesh.

 

 

 

 

How to Reach:

The Elephanta Caves are barely 7-8 kms from Mumbai, and can be reached by a ferry from the Gateway of India.

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