Well paved path ways leading to the caves greet you and the first one that you see is the main cave. This cave which is also known as Cave no.1 and Shiva cave has a huge hall with numerous carved pillars. The walls have sculptures related to the legend of Shiva and various forms of the lord. There is also a sanctum with a Shivaling inside it and huge carvings of doorkeepers on the walls. The cave has two open areas in the form of courtyards on both sides and also a water cistern in one corner. This is also the largest of all the caves.
|Inside cave 1|
|Shivling inside inner sanctum|
|Inside Cave 3|
Signing Note- A beautiful island with captivating caves and brilliant sculptures...!!
Location- Off Mumbai coast.
I have been there so many times. The B&W treatment makes the pics look really different.ReplyDelete
Glad that you liked it.Delete
Very beautiful article on Elephanta caves!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kusum.Delete
Nice... Liked it... Love to visit this place, sometime in near future...ReplyDelete
Glad that you liked it.Delete
These kind of engineering wonders make me thought of how great brains we were having such a long time back. we should not be so proud of using computers and its related technology...because its "Brahmas" (creaters) are western giants.we are just users..that's all! kudos for sharing the great captures..!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I second you thoughts.Delete
Ancient and amazing!ReplyDelete
Yeah, very much.Delete
such lovely shots!!! the scupltures look much more mysterious in B&W...ReplyDelete
and coincidently my latest post is on a UNESCO World heritage site too :)
beautiful photos... if photos are colorful is more beautiful... nice write-upReplyDelete
Thank you. Though of giving it a monochrome look. :)Delete
ah, toh ye hai elephanta...i hav written about it but never saw the pics.... thanksReplyDelete
You must visit the place. Absolutely wonderful sculptures.Delete
beautiful captures... always wanted to visit them... and finally i did!!ReplyDelete
Thank you. :). Do visit in person.Delete
very attractive and historicReplyDelete
great in black and white :)ReplyDelete
Wow, great architecture! well written article with amazing caves.ReplyDelete
Lovely work with black & white...ReplyDelete
Very Nice. . .ReplyDelete
Beautiful Pictures Niranjan..I have visited Mumbai but not yet got opportunity to visit the caves..your description are very good.ReplyDelete
Thank you Chitra.Delete
Amazing place!! Beautiful photographs!!ReplyDelete
I visited this place 27 years ago!! I was still a small kid then. All I remember now is the boat ride and some carvings.
I haven't visited Mumbai since then. I need to make a visit to this nice place.
Thanks Aravind. Head there soon.Delete
Lovely images and write up. Sure is a wonderful place to visit.ReplyDelete
Been there awesom place but you picks looks more awesom... It was all dark when i went....Enjoyed your writing and Picks...ReplyDelete
Thank you. Do visit again during day light.Delete
fantastic cave photographs!!!ReplyDelete
a small request, it'll be nice to limit one post with 6-8 photos, otherwise it takes little more time to slow internet connection users...
Thank you. I try my best to reduce the number of photographs. But sometimes I cannot help it.Delete