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Jogeshwari Caves entrance
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Jogeshwari is a locality of West Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is notable for its caves that is the mahakali caves, particularly one containing a shrine of the Hindu god Shiva and Family along with Hanuman. It belongs to the K/E ward of Mumbai.
Places of interest
The Jogeshwari Caves
The Jogeshwari caves are located in the eastern part of Jogeshwari. Dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the caves are estimated to be 1,500 years old and are some of the oldest cave temples in Mumbai. They are thought to be the work of Buddhist monks and Hindu priests, some also indicates that it was build by Pandavas during there Vanwas and had a secret road which takes you to Mahakali Gupha situated in Andheri and they contain ornate sculptures. The size of the cave complex rivals several UNESCO World Heritage sites nearby, such as the cave temples of Ajanta, Elephanta, and Ellora. The Jogeshwari caves are currently in a very poor condition as they are used for such purposes as drying clothes and as toilets by the surrounding slum population.