Elephanta Cavesfort/palace

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Located in Mumbai harbour off the coast of Mumbai, the Elephanta Caves were declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the year 1987.

The caves are believed to be back dated to the Silhara kings during 810–1260. One of the most popular sculpture of the Elephanta Caves is the Trimurti, displaying three faces of Lord Shiva, a royal insignia of the Rashtrakutas. You will also find spectacular sculptures of Nataraja and Sadashiva along with exclusive sculptures of Ardhanarishvara.

The Caves comprises of outstanding reliefs, sculptures, and a temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva.

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