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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- Length of visit: Below 1hr
- Best Time: During Sunrise
- Camera/Video allowed