Jogeshwari Caves


Jogeshwari Caves

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The Jogeshwari Caves are some of the earliest Hindu cave temples sculptures located in the Mumbai suburb of Jogeshwari, India. The caves date back to 520 to 550 CE. The caves are located off the Western Express Highway, and are surrounded by encroachments. The caves are used as a temple by the encroachers. The caves are classified as endangered as sewage and waste enter the premises. They are also infested with bats.

The caves are accessed through a long flight of stairs into the main hall of this cavernous space. It has many pillars and a Lingam at the end. Idols of Dattatreya, Hanuman and Ganesh line the walls. There are also relics of two doormen.

References

* [http://www.indtravel.com/mumbai/atour.html Travel destinations around Mumbai]
* [http://www.crit.org.in/projects/caves Suburban caves]


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