This a large cave complex, probably second only to the main Cave. The facade is impressive with a row of large cussion capital pillars. The doorways to the cells inside the cave is richly carved.
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Anhdakasura Vadha at Elephanta
The ferocious expression of Shiva in the Andhakasura Vadha panel stands in stark contrast with the aspects depicted in other panels.
The name, Elephanta was given by the Portuguese as there was a large elephant sculpture in the island, when it was held by them as a naval outpost.Otherwise this island was known as Gharapuri.
Elephanta has a small site museum.The museum resembles more of an old house with terracotta roof.
Elephanta Island, locally called Gharapuri island is off the Mumbai coast.The cave temples of Elephanta is located on the hillocks of Elephanta Island.
Gangadhara at Elephanta
Gangadhara, roughly translates the 'Bearer of the Ganges'.A complex sequence of events led to bringing the heavenly river Ganga (Ganges) to Earth.
Elephanta Cave 5
Though it's an unfinished cave, a visit can give you good idea of the how the work in progress sites looked like during the excavation of caves.
Elephanta Cave 2
This is an unfinished cave, located near Cave 1, that is the main attraction in Elephanta.Follow the paved trail from the courtyard of the main cave (Cave 1), you can spot cave 2 on your right, slightly up on the hillside.