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Mumbai India Photo Gallery - Elephanta Island

Take the ferry from The Gateway Of India across the Mumbai harbour to Elephanta Island Hindu Caves with statues of Nataraja Shiva As Lord Of the Dance, Shiva As Yogishvara, Central Shiva Shrine, Dvarapalas Gatekeepers, Shiva Linga, Bhairava Or Virabhadra Wrathful Form Of Shiva Slaying Andhaka, Kalyanasundara The Divine Marriage Of Shiva And Parvati, Gangadhara Shiva and Parvati, Trimurti Representing Essential Aspects Of Shiva Creation, Protection, Destruction, Four-Armed Ardhanarishvara, Shiva And Parvati Seated On Their Abode Mount Kailash, Ravana Lifting Kailash, Yogishvara Shiva, Winged Lion Leogriff, Ganesha, The Ashta-Matrikas Eight Mother Goddesses, Kartikeya

01 Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and The Gateway Of India From The Boat Just After Leaving For Elephanta Island

01 Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and The Gateway Of India From The Boat Just After Leaving For Elephanta Island

02 Boat To Elephanta Island Just After Leaving The Gateway Of India

02 Boat To Elephanta Island Just After Leaving The Gateway Of India

03 Looking At The Mumbai Harbour Just After Leaving For Elephanta Island

03 Looking At The Mumbai Harbour Just After Leaving For Elephanta Island

04 Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and The Gateway Of India From The Boat After Leaving For Elephanta Island

04 Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and The Gateway Of India From The Boat After Leaving For Elephanta Island

05 INS Gomati F21 is a Godavari-class guided-missile frigate of Indian Navy From The Boat To Elephanta Island

05 INS Gomati F21 is a Godavari-class guided-missile frigate of Indian Navy From The Boat To Elephanta Island

06 INS Viraat R22 is a Centaur-class aircraft carrier in service with the Indian Navy From The Boat To Elephanta Island

06 INS Viraat R22 is a Centaur-class aircraft carrier in service with the Indian Navy From The Boat To Elephanta Island

07 Middle Ground Coastal Battery is a heritage site of an antique coastal gun battery managed by the Indian Navy From The Boat To Elephanta Island

07 Middle Ground Coastal Battery is a heritage site of an antique coastal gun battery managed by the Indian Navy From The Boat To Elephanta Island

08 Buildings Next To Harbour From The Boat To Elephanta Island

08 Buildings Next To Harbour From The Boat To Elephanta Island

09 Surya Mukhi Cargo Ship In Mumbai Harbour From The Boat To Elephanta Island

09 Surya Mukhi Cargo Ship In Mumbai Harbour From The Boat To Elephanta Island

10 Greatship Ramya Supply Ship In Mumbai Harbour From The Boat To Elephanta Island

10 Greatship Ramya Supply Ship In Mumbai Harbour From The Boat To Elephanta Island

11 On The Boat To Elephanta Island

11 On The Boat To Elephanta Island

12 Looking Toward Elephanta Island in The Distance

12 Looking Toward Elephanta Island in The Distance

13 Pilot Steers The Boat Toward Elephanta Island

13 Pilot Steers The Boat Toward Elephanta Island

14 Approaching Elephanta Island

14 Approaching Elephanta Island

15 Welcome To Elephanta Island Sign On The Dock At Elephanta Island

15 Welcome To Elephanta Island Sign On The Dock At Elephanta Island

16 The Long Dock Leads To The Hill With The Elephanta Caves

16 The Long Dock Leads To The Hill With The Elephanta Caves

17 Getting Off The Ferry Boat At Elephanta Island

17 Getting Off The Ferry Boat At Elephanta Island

18 You Can Take The Toy Train Down The Long Dock To The Stairs Up To Elephanta Caves

18 You Can Take The Toy Train Down The Long Dock To The Stairs Up To Elephanta Caves

19 The Road Leaves The Dock And Extends Along The Coast To The Stairs Up To Elephanta Caves

19 The Road Leaves The Dock And Extends Along The Coast To The Stairs Up To Elephanta Caves

20 Climbing The Stairs To Elephanta Caves

20 Climbing The Stairs To Elephanta Caves

21 The Many Shopping Stalls Climbing The Stairs To Elephanta Caves

21 The Many Shopping Stalls Climbing The Stairs To Elephanta Caves

22 Entrance Sign To Mumbai Elephanta Caves

22 Entrance Sign To Mumbai Elephanta Caves

23 Entrance To The Main Rock Cut Cave Temples On Mumbai Elephanta Island

23 Entrance To The Main Rock Cut Cave Temples On Mumbai Elephanta Island

24 Nataraja Shiva As Lord Of the Dance Is Just To The Right Of The Entrance To The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

24 Nataraja Shiva As Lord Of the Dance Is Just To The Right Of The Entrance To The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

25 Nataraja Shiva As Lord Of the Dance Close Up In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

25 Nataraja Shiva As Lord Of the Dance Close Up In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

26 Figures Above Nataraja In The Main Hall At Mumbai Elephanta Island

26 Figures Above Nataraja In The Main Hall At Mumbai Elephanta Island

27 Shiva As Yogishvara Is Just To The Left Of The Entrance To The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

27 Shiva As Yogishvara Is Just To The Left Of The Entrance To The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

28 The Central Shiva Shrine Is A Free-standing Square Cell With Four Entrances In The Right Section Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

28 The Central Shiva Shrine Is A Free-standing Square Cell With Four Entrances In The Right Section Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

29 Two Dvarapalas Gatekeepers Of The Northern Gate And Shiva Linga In The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

29 Two Dvarapalas Gatekeepers Of The Northern Gate And Shiva Linga In The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

30 Dvarapala Gatekeeper Close Up Outside The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

30 Dvarapala Gatekeeper Close Up Outside The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

31 Shiva Linga In The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

31 Shiva Linga In The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

32 Dvarapalas Gatekeepers Of The North And East Gates At The Central Shiva Shrine With Kalyanasundara The Divine Marriage of Shiva and Parvati In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

32 Dvarapalas Gatekeepers Of The North And East Gates At The Central Shiva Shrine With Kalyanasundara The Divine Marriage of Shiva and Parvati In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

33 Two Dvarapalas Gatekeepers Of The East Gate And Shiva Linga In The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

33 Two Dvarapalas Gatekeepers Of The East Gate And Shiva Linga In The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

34 Two Dvarapalas Gatekeepers Of The South Gate At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

34 Two Dvarapalas Gatekeepers Of The South Gate At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

35 The South Gate Dvarapala Gatekeeper Has Many Unusual Features At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

35 The South Gate Dvarapala Gatekeeper Has Many Unusual Features At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

36 South Gate Dvarapala Gatekeeper Headgear, Large Skull Above The Forehead, Lips Parted With Protruding Teeth, Necklace, Earrings At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

36 South Gate Dvarapala Gatekeeper Headgear, Large Skull Above The Forehead, Lips Parted With Protruding Teeth, Necklace, Earrings At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

37 South Gate Dvarapala Gatekeeper Unusual Features Include Plain Twisted Armlets And Thick Wristlets And A Globe Held At Navel Level At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

37 South Gate Dvarapala Gatekeeper Unusual Features Include Plain Twisted Armlets And Thick Wristlets And A Globe Held At Navel Level At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

38 South Gate Dvarapala Gatekeeper Unusual Features The Robe Is Held At The Left Thigh By The Left Hand At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

38 South Gate Dvarapala Gatekeeper Unusual Features The Robe Is Held At The Left Thigh By The Left Hand At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

39 Two Dvarapalas Gatekeepers Of The West Gate And Shiva Linga In The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

39 Two Dvarapalas Gatekeepers Of The West Gate And Shiva Linga In The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

40 West Gate Dvarapala Gatekeeper Close Up At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

40 West Gate Dvarapala Gatekeeper Close Up At The Central Shiva Shrine In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

41 Bhairava Or Virabhadra Wrathful Form Of Shiva Slaying Andhaka In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

41 Bhairava Or Virabhadra Wrathful Form Of Shiva Slaying Andhaka In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

42 Bhairava Or Virabhadra Wrathful Form Of Shiva Headgear Has A Ruff On The Back And A Skull And Cobra Over The Forehead In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

42 Bhairava Or Virabhadra Wrathful Form Of Shiva Headgear Has A Ruff On The Back And A Skull And Cobra Over The Forehead In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

43 Figures Above Bhairava Or Virabhadra Wrathful Form Of Shiva Slaying Andhaka In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

43 Figures Above Bhairava Or Virabhadra Wrathful Form Of Shiva Slaying Andhaka In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

44 Kalyanasundara The Divine Marriage Of Shiva And Parvati With Brahma, Vishnu, Indra, And Other Divinities In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

44 Kalyanasundara The Divine Marriage Of Shiva And Parvati With Brahma, Vishnu, Indra, And Other Divinities In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

45 Kalyanasundara The Divine Marriage Of Shiva And Parvati Close Up In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

45 Kalyanasundara The Divine Marriage Of Shiva And Parvati Close Up In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

46 Gangadhara Shiva and Parvati In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

46 Gangadhara Shiva and Parvati In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

47 Looking Toward The Trimurti From Gangadhara Shiva and Parvati In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

47 Looking Toward The Trimurti From Gangadhara Shiva and Parvati In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

48 Trimurti Is The Most Important Sculpture With The Three Heads Representing Essential Aspects Of Shiva Creation, Protection, Destruction In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

48 Trimurti Is The Most Important Sculpture With The Three Heads Representing Essential Aspects Of Shiva Creation, Protection, Destruction In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

49 Trimurti Right Shiva With Sensuous Lips Embodying Life And Vitality, Centre Benign Meditative Preserver Vishnu, Left Face Moustached Displaying Anger Bhairava In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

49 Trimurti Right Shiva With Sensuous Lips Embodying Life And Vitality, Centre Benign Meditative Preserver Vishnu, Left Face Moustached Displaying Anger Bhairava In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

50 Guardian To The Left Of The Trimurti In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

50 Guardian To The Left Of The Trimurti In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

51 Four-Armed Ardhanarishvara With One Of His Hands Resting On Nandi Left Horn In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

51 Four-Armed Ardhanarishvara With One Of His Hands Resting On Nandi Left Horn In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

52 Shiva And Parvati Seated On Their Abode Mount Kailash In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

52 Shiva And Parvati Seated On Their Abode Mount Kailash In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

53 Ravana Below Lifting Kailash Above Where Shiva And Parvati Are Seated In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

53 Ravana Below Lifting Kailash Above Where Shiva And Parvati Are Seated In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

54 Top Panel Of Ravana Lifting Kailash Close Up In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

54 Top Panel Of Ravana Lifting Kailash Close Up In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

55 Six Pillars In Each Row Divide The Main Hall In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

55 Six Pillars In Each Row Divide The Main Hall In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

56 Top Of A Pillar Adorned With Fluted Cushion Capital On The Top In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

56 Top Of A Pillar Adorned With Fluted Cushion Capital On The Top In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

57 Collecting Water In The Cistern In The West Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

57 Collecting Water In The Cistern In The West Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

58 Dvarapalas Gatekeepers At The Shiva Linga Shrine In The West Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

58 Dvarapalas Gatekeepers At The Shiva Linga Shrine In The West Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

59 Shiva Linga In The West Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

59 Shiva Linga In The West Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

60 Yogishvara Shiva In A Yogic Pose Seated On A Lotus In The West Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

60 Yogishvara Shiva In A Yogic Pose Seated On A Lotus In The West Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

61 Entrance To The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

61 Entrance To The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

62 Circular Pedestal In The East Wing Courtyard Is Said To Be The Seat Of Nandi In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

62 Circular Pedestal In The East Wing Courtyard Is Said To Be The Seat Of Nandi In The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

63 Four Young Boys In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

63 Four Young Boys In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

64 Figures To The Left Of The Shiva Linga Shrine In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

64 Figures To The Left Of The Shiva Linga Shrine In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

65 The Shiva Linga Shrine Is Guarded By Two Winged Lion Leogriffs In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

65 The Shiva Linga Shrine Is Guarded By Two Winged Lion Leogriffs In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

66 Winged Lion Leogriff Guards The Shiva Linga Shrine In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

66 Winged Lion Leogriff Guards The Shiva Linga Shrine In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

67 The Shiva Linga Shrine Sits On An Altar With An Animal Head In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

67 The Shiva Linga Shrine Sits On An Altar With An Animal Head In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

68 Animal Head In The Shiva Linga Shrine In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

68 Animal Head In The Shiva Linga Shrine In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

69 The Shiva Linga Shrine Sits On An Altar With An Animal Head In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

69 The Shiva Linga Shrine Sits On An Altar With An Animal Head In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

70 Four-Armed Dvarapala Gatekeeper In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

70 Four-Armed Dvarapala Gatekeeper In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

71 Ganesha In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

71 Ganesha In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

72 West Wall Depicts The Ashta-Matrikas Eight Mother Goddesses In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

72 West Wall Depicts The Ashta-Matrikas Eight Mother Goddesses In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

73 Kartikeya In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

73 Kartikeya In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

74 Fresco On The Ceiling In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

74 Fresco On The Ceiling In The East Wing Of The Main Cave At Mumbai Elephanta Island

75 Cave 2 At Mumbai Elephanta Island

75 Cave 2 At Mumbai Elephanta Island

76 Cave 3 At Mumbai Elephanta Island

76 Cave 3 At Mumbai Elephanta Island

77 Cave 3 Shrine At Mumbai Elephanta Island

77 Cave 3 Shrine At Mumbai Elephanta Island

78 Cave 3 Shrine At Mumbai Elephanta Island

78 Cave 3 Shrine At Mumbai Elephanta Island

79 Cave 4 At Mumbai Elephanta Island

79 Cave 4 At Mumbai Elephanta Island

80 Shiva Linga Shrine In Cave 4 At Mumbai Elephanta Island

80 Shiva Linga Shrine In Cave 4 At Mumbai Elephanta Island

81 Shiva Linga In Cave 4 At Mumbai Elephanta Island

81 Shiva Linga In Cave 4 At Mumbai Elephanta Island

82 Heading Back To Mumbai From Elephanta Island With Middle Ground Coastal Battery

82 Heading Back To Mumbai From Elephanta Island With Middle Ground Coastal Battery

83 Getting Ready To Dock Next To The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and The Gateway Of India After Returning From Elephanta Island

83 Getting Ready To Dock Next To The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and The Gateway Of India After Returning From Elephanta Island