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History of Elephanta Caves (Gharapuri)

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Published by Printed at the "Advocate of India" Steam Press in Bombay .
Written in English

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    Statementcompiled by W.T. De Burgh
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 pages ;
    Number of Pages16
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    Open LibraryOL26259576M

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History of Elephanta Caves (Gharapuri) by W. T. De Burgh Download PDF EPUB FB2

Thought to have been built between the 5th and 8th century C.E., the five Hindu and two Buddhist caves collectively known as the Elephanta Caves have survived through centuries of habitation, invasion and neglect to still stand and draw in thousands of tourists in present-day Mumbai.

The island and its resident caves received the name ‘Elephanta’ from Portuguese invaders after the Author: Sridevi Nambiar. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Caves is a specimen of rock-cut art and architecture from the times of medieval India.

The caves are located on the Elephanta or Gharapuri island which is situated at a distance of 11 km from the city of ly known as Gharapurichi Leni, the Elephanta Caves that exist today are ruins of what were once elaborately painted artworks/5(75).

Elephanta Caves is a must-see destination for history buffs or archaeology afficionados who would like to see true excavations pertaining to the ancient histories of India. From the Gateway of India, your tour will ride a ferry to the island where the Elephanta Caves are found.

You will climb steps to the plateau where these caves can be /5(21). The Elephanta Caves Mumbai, located on the Elephanta Island(also known as Gharapuri Island) is a UNESCO World Heritage this blog, we share with you some of the important things you must know for planning a trip to these caves such as Elephanta caves timings, Elephanta caves ferry timings, how to go to Elephanta Caves and : Waytoindia.

A UNESCO world heritage site, Elephanta caves and a collection of temples is predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The caves are located on Elephanta island at the Mumbai harbor. The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism.

The Elephanta Caves in their entirety, and the forested areas around them, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site way back in Legislation to Author: Soumitra Das.

According to the archaeological excavations, the Elephanta Caves exhibits the reign of several dynasties. From the defeat of Mauryan rulers of Konkan by the Badami Chalukyas to the invasion of Portuguese and British, the history of the Elephanta Caves is a testimony to Mumbai Travel Guide. The Elephanta caves consist of two groups of caves and.

impressive and representative caves at Ajanta, Elephanta and Ellora, walking step-by-step through their distinctive artistic and architectural highlights. For each, we present informa-tion on its history, a detailed plan that highlights its most important architectural and artistic.

History of Elephanta The most convincing of the theories on its origin tell Elephanta caves were executed during the period to AD. Incidentally, this period also marks the decline of Buddhism in India and the revival of the Brahmanical traditions.

Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta Island about 7 kms from Mumbai’s mainland shore. The caves can be reached by an approx. 1-hour boat ride from Gateway of India. Suggested Duration: hours. As featured in The marvels of Mumbai. +91 22 Improve This Listing. Improve This Listing. Improve This Listing.4/5(K).

The Elephanta Caves, located on the Elephanta Island (earlier known as Gharapuri) in Mumbai Harbour, about 10 km in the east of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India, are a group of sculpted caves now preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. The caves are located on one arm of the Arabian Sea and are divided into two groups – the Hindu caves.

According to Walter Spink, in his The Great Cave at Elephanta: A Study of Sources, the ownership of the caves has been attributed to the Kalachuri dynasty. Shobhana Gokhale’s paper concluded that copper coins issued by King Krishnaraja, the great Kalachuri ruler, have been found in fair numbers in western India in the mid-6th century.

The Elephanta Caves are a must-visit for those with an interest in history, art, or religion. Bring water, sun protection, and comfortable shoes. Beware of naughty monkeys, particularly on the stairs leading up.

A renowned Unesco World Heritage Site, the Elephanta Caves are one of Mumbai’s most spectacular temple sites, boasting precious collections of Hindu temple art.

In fact, Elephanta’s cave-temples date back to AD, named after the elephant statue that once stood near the island’s shore.5/5(4). How to Reach Elephanta Caves.

You can book a private cab or hire a taxi to reach the Gateway of India. Then for the onward destination, you have to board a ferry that will drop you at the Elephanta caves.

Further, trace some steps to arrive at the main temple complex. Another option is to reach the Gateway of India via the local bus directly. Elephanta is easily one among the most enigmatic heritage sites in India.

Everything about Elephanta. Everything about Elephanta. Mahayogi Shiva at Elephanta. History of Elephanta. Mahesh Murthi at Elephanta. Elephanta Cave 5. Elephanta Cave 6 and Cave 7. Mumbai Rail Network. Mumbai.

Attractions of Kanheri Caves. How to. Elephanta Caves Private Tour with Train Ride and Gateway of India From Mumbai (From US$) Elephanta Cave & Mumbai Chor Bazaar, the Thieves market tour (From US$) Mumbai One Day Sightseeing Tour with Elephanta Caves (From US$) Elephanta Caves Mumbai Excursion (From US$) See all Elephanta Caves experiences on Tripadvisor4/5(K).

India Book House, - History - pages. 0 Reviews-- An enjoyable and comprehensive guide to the Elephanta caves-- Interprets the myths of Shiva in the contxt of Elephanta, and examines the architectural structure of the caves-- Documents the discovery of the cave by European travellers-- Gives information on the efforts to conserve this.

Ferry crossing to Elephanta Island comming close to each other on the way back to the Gateway of India in Mumbai. Elephanta by George Michell. This slim volume is on the UNESCO world heritage site of Elephanta caves near Mumbai. Noted historian Goerge Michell wrote the book.

And it is a good reference guide as and when you visit the monument. Elephanta caves on. Elephanta’s famous 8th- and 9th-century cave temples were designated UNESCO World Heritage sites in Atop a large hill, they occupy s square feet (5, square metres).

The main temple is a long hall stretching 90 feet (27 metres); carved into the rock on the walls and ceiling of the cave are rows of columns and crossbeams.

The. The Elephanta caves also houses a island on which the caves are can be reached by a launch from Gateway of India.

The ferry drops you on the island from where one has to walk a about a kilometers to reach the flight of stairs leading to the caves. There is also a small train which takes one near the flight of stairs. - Elephanta Caves are situated on Elephanta Island about 7 kms from Mumbai’s mainland shore.

The caves can be reached by an approx. 1-hour boat ride from Gateway of India.4/5(K). BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: During the monsoon period from June 15th to September 15th, the tour of the Elephanta Caves will be subject to favorable weather conditions; if it is raining in Mumbai on the day of the tour or the tide is high, the trip to the Elephanta Caves will be cancelled and you will be given the option of an alternative date or /5(21).

The Elephanta Caves, on an island off the coast of Mumbai, are a magnificent example of Indian rock art and architecture dedicated to Lord Shiva. Catch the story of these caves, and the mysteries and. The Elephanta Caves were named by the Portuguese after they saw statue of an elephant on the island.

The statue is now placed at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum at the Jijamata Udyan at Byculla in Mumbai. The main cave (Cave 1) was a Hindu place of worship until Portuguese rule began in AD, after which the caves suffered severe damage. Elephanta island has multiple Hindu caves and Buddhist monuments, as well as excavated caves that were left incomplete.

This essay focuses on one particularly remarkable rock-cut cave that is an early example of an unconventional and innovative religious program in stone. RECENTLY UPDATED FOR. With more than high-resolution images, maps and a detailed tour itinerary, this is the definitive guide to India’s ancient caves: Ellora and Ajanta near Aurangabad and Elephanta in Mumbai/5(5).

rediscover the enchanting elephanta caves The Elephanta Caves are a boat ride away and nearly 1, years old, featuring some of the best rock-cut architecture and sculptures in the country.

Ramya Ramamurthy recently visited the caves on a heritage walk organised by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. Elephanta Caves. likes 7 talking about this. Elephanta Caves -The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, Followers:   Certainly Yes.

It would be the experience of a lifetime. Image Credits- Rishika Sharma, Wanderer on Trell- A visual discovery Platform When I first came to Mumbai, I also went to the “Elephanta caves”. On my way to the Elephanta caves there were s. Excavated caves at Gharapuri or Elephanta.

The date of excavation of Elephanta caves or Gharapuri meaning ‘city of caves’ is unknown. However, there is a debate amongst archaeologist about its making. Some say it dates back to 4th CE while others believe it dates back to 6th CE. Book your Elephanta Caves tickets online and skip-the-line.

Save time and money with our best price guarantee make the most of your visit to Mumbai. Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. Ferry ticket Cost Rs/- PP (Return ticket) if.

Book your tickets online for Elephanta Caves, Mumbai: See 1, reviews, articles, and 3, photos of Elephanta Caves, ranked No on Tripadvisor among attractions in Mumbai.4/5(K). Elephanta Island was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in to preserve the artwork.

Elephanta Island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. The island is about an houraway by boat ride from Gateway of India. Elephanta Island houses caves known as Elephanta Caves in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai, India.

These caves are rock cut temple/statues of Lord Shiva. - The Elephanta Caves, which are believed to be dated to about the 7th century, represent a complex of ancient cave temples on Elephanta Island, located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. The complex consists of two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves with rock cut stone sculptures, and the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist.

A guide to the Elephanta Caves (Ancient monuments of India) [Chandra, Pramod] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A guide to the Elephanta Caves (Ancient monuments of India)Author: Pramod Chandra.

Directed by Uday Gunjikar. Journey into history in this fascinating excursion to one of the most remarkable spots in the world--the Elephanta caves off the shores of Mumbai, India, with exotic rock carvings dating to the 7th or: Uday Gunjikar.

History. Known in ancient times as Gharapuri, the name Elephanta island (Portuguese: ilha do Elefante), was given by 16th-century Portuguese explorers, after seeing a monolithic basalt sculpture of an elephant found near the entrance.

They decided to take it home but ended up dropping it into the sea because their chains were not strong ges Official: Marathi.

Recent discovery of few Buddhist caves on this island, supports the theory that this island was inhabited by Buddhist monks at some point of time prior to Hindu establishment. Hirananda Sastri (, Guide to Elephanta) – It was Sastri who, after James Burgess, brought up a meticulous and up-to-date reference book on Elephanta.

He provided. Elephanta Caves: Old History Of INDIA - See 1, traveler reviews, 3, candid photos, and great deals for Mumbai, India, at Tripadvisor.5/5(K).Cave Shrine, Elephanta Island, Mumbai Harbor, Mumbai, India, - Elephanta Caves.

Photo by Terry Feuerborn The Caves On the western hill are five caves hewn out of solid basalt, covering an area of 5, square meters.

It is a complex of temples of which the main cave is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is called the Shiva Cave.