IN PICS: Take a tour of the 1,500-year-old Jogeshwari caves in Mumbaihttps://indianexpress.com/photos/lifestyle-gallery/1500-year-old-jogeshwari-caves-in-mumbai-see-pics-5071492/

IN PICS: Take a tour of the 1,500-year-old Jogeshwari caves in Mumbai

Mumbai is generally known for its skyscrapers and high-end Bollywood life. However, in tandem with the lights and fast paced life, exists an ancient history of the 1,500-year-old Jogeshwari Caves, which is an integral part of the Mahayana Buddhist architecture.

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Mumbai is mostly known for the glamorous life of Bollywood celebs, but what remains unknown is its scenic beauty and ancient caves that the city harbours right in its womb. One such mesmerising attraction is the Jogeshwari Caves, which is an integral part of the Mahayana Buddhist architecture.

Located on the Western Express Highway in suburban Mumbai, these caves date back to 520 to 550 CE. Situated underneath the filth and debris of the slums of Pratap Nagar surrounding the monument, the caves are mostly visited by local students who use this place for their studies during exam season.

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Around 1,500 years old, this cave is said to have been excavated between the excavation of Ajanta and Elephanta caves.

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People come here to worship the deities.

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It is considered as a shrine of Lord Shiva and houses sculptures and pillars belonging to the Mahayana Buddhist architecture.

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The entrance of the cave leads to a big hall area.

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The Jogeshwari cave has various engraved portraits and sculptures on the walls.

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Stunning isn't it!