The Jogeshwari Caves are the most ancient Brahmanical (Hindu) caves in Mumbai. According to scholars these caves were excavated in the second quarter of the 6th century CE. They are affiliated to the Pasupata sect of Shaivism. The principal cave is similar in many respects to the Dumar Lena at Ellora and the main cave at Elephanta. This walk will include a brief history of Shaivism (with emphasis on the Pasupata sect), conversation on the tradition of rock-cut architecture in India with a focus on Maharashtra as well as the mythology and the philosophy surrounding the various dimensions of Lord Siva.
The guided tour is free.
Date: Sunday, December 24, 2017
Duration: 9 am-11 am, Meeting time: 8:45 am
Meeting point: Entrance of Jogeshwari Caves, Jogeshwari (East), Mumbai
Nearest Railway station: Jogeshwari (East)
Walk led by Sneha Nagarkar
She is a Mumbai based lecturer of Ancient Indian Culture and History who has done master in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from Deccan College, Pune. Ancient Indian History is her passion and she is always looking out for opportunities where she can share her passion with others.
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· Rickshaws can be hired from the Jogeshwari Station (East) up to the caves.
· Entry is free.
· Photography is not allowed unless with prior permission from the Archaeological Survey of India, Mumbai Circle.
· Wear light, comfortable cotton clothes. Carry water and a cap/hat/scarf.