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Elephanta Caves in Mumbai; Who built Elephanta Caves?

Elephanta Caves in Mumbai: The Elephanta Caves island is located 10 Km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai in Maharashtra State India. The Elephanta Caves in Mumbai are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are a collection of cave temples primarily dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

A Brief History of the Elephanta Caves in Mumbai

The island of Elephanta, the glorious abode of Lord Shiva and an epitome of Hindu cave culture, consists of seven caves on an island in the Sea of Oman close to Mumbai which, with their decorated temples and the images from Hindu mythology, bear a unique testimony to a civilization that has disappeared. Here, Indian art has found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly in the huge high reliefs in the main cave.

Who built Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was excavated in the 8th century by the Rashtrakuta kings, who ruled the region between AD 757-973.

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