Jogeshwari Caves OverviewRanked 83 of 770 sightseeing in Mumbai
Jogeshwari Caves, located in the suburbs of Mumbai, Jogeshwari, are some of the earliest Buddhist cave temple sculptures in India. Located near the Western Express Highway, the site of these caves is one of the sacred places for Hindus in Mumbai. The caves are named after Goddess Jogeshwari, who is considered a Kuladevi to some Gujarati Brahmins.
The past architectural glory of the cave temple can be witnessed in the relics of two dwarpals (door men) at the entrance and the ornate carvings. A number of stairs lead to the entrance, which opens into a main hall containing a shrine and a lingam. Idols of Jogeshwari, Dattatrey0061, Mata, Hanuman, Ganesh and other gods and goddesses are placed in small chambers around the cave.
The narrow passage, which earlier led to the entrance of the temple, has been converted into a parking space. Tourists can either drive to the temple, or take a cab, bus or an auto rickshaw from Jogeshwari railway station located at a distance of 3 km.
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- Best Time: During Sunrise
- Length of visit: Below 1hr
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Peaceful place. Near by link road and from station
This cave was made by pandwas, This caves is somehow similar like kanheri caves which is situated in borivali(Mumbai). This cave is not much popular as kanheri cave. This cave also has rock cut monuments but no one is maintaining jogeshwari caves because of this monuments are vanishing day by day. That day is not far away when all the rock cut monuments are vanished and only rock left.