Elephata caves is one of the world historical site . Elephanta is an island off the Mumbai,There are seven cave excavations in the Elephanta group and these are datable from 6th – 7th centuries A.D.
The panel on the east has a figure of ardhanarisvara, a form of Siva with the combined energies ofmale and female; and on the west figures of Siva and Parvatiplaying chausar is carved. The central recess holds the mostfamous and remarkable sculpture of this period known as the Mahesa-murti. It is a colossal bust of the three forms of Siva, the aghora, turbulent and fearsome; tatpurusha, benignand meditative and vamadeva, mild pleasing and lovable. The other notable panels in the main cave are Andhakasuravada murti; cosmic dance of Nataraja; Kalyanasundara murti; Gangadhara murti; Ravana shaking Kailasa and Siva as Lakulisa. A panel depicting Saptamatrikas near the eastern opening is also remarkable.
The cave is also famous for the exquisite and vibrant sculptures.The cave hasa main entrance on the north with two other openings on the east and west respectively and a central hall with six rows of pillared columns, six in each row except on the western corner, where a shrine of lingam is provided.
In Elephanta you’ll find a good number of mythical themes, mostly associated with Lord Shiva. The choice of the themes is an interesting mix, anything from love to contemplation to violence to performing arts to yoga.
I went to this place with my friends ravish & Ankush we kept name for this Place because it was like ” Harry Potter nd the chamber of sceret “.
Elephanta caves is also an UNESCO world heritage spot of Mumbai
Its very awesome place for trip & there are lots of handcrafted things here which we can buy.
If you are planing to visit Mumbai on Tour ,then make a plan for Elephanta trip. You will truly enjoy