MAHAKALI CAVES (Mumbai – Maharashtra – India)

 Mahakali caves are 19 rock-cut caves, built between the 1st century BC and 6th century AD. They are cut in black basalt.

The caves for, two rows:-

  • 4 caves from 4th to 5th century AD on the northwest face of the long hillside.
  • 15 caves – towards the southeast

The largest cave (cave 9) has seven depictions of Buddha and figures from Buddhist Mythology. This Buddhist monastery is located in the eastern suburb of Andheri.

Its located near the junction between the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli link road and Seepz. The road that connects the monument to Andheri Kurla road is called Mahakali caves road.

Since there is a Buddhist stupa situated here, it indicates that monks who followed Buddhism lived here. The writings on the wall are in the Pali script – A language even older than Sanskrit. Although most of these inscriptions have been damaged, the governments have made a lot of effort to preserve it.

Location: Mahakali Caves Rd, Sunder Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai

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