'The City of Caves' in Mumbai
Updated: Feb 20
Elephanta Island, off the coast of Mumbai, India is known as 'The City of Caves'
The obscure origins of the island’s many temples are thought to date back
to the 7th century. The island was originally known as ‘Gharapuri’, but
was later renamed to Elephanta after Portuguese explorers discovered a
large stone Elephant near their landing place.
The temple caves here provide an exciting glimpse of Indian sculpture
depicting episodes relating to Lord Shiva, each executed with power,
grace and an amazing sense of movement.