Jogeshwari

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Jogeshwari
Locality
Jogeshwari Caves entrance
Jogeshwari Caves entrance
Jogeshwari is located in Mumbai
Jogeshwari
Jogeshwari
Coordinates: 19°07′N 72°51′E / 19.12°N 72.85°E / 19.12; 72.85Coordinates: 19°07′N 72°51′E / 19.12°N 72.85°E / 19.12; 72.85
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Mumbai Suburban
Metro Mumbai
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)

Jogeshwari is a locality of West Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is notable for its caves that is the mahakali caves, particularly one containing a shrine of the Hindu god Shiva and Family along with Hanuman. It belongs to the K/E ward of Mumbai[1].


Places of interest

The Jogeshwari Caves

The Jogeshwari caves are located in the eastern part of Jogeshwari. Dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the caves are estimated to be 1,500 years old and are some of the oldest cave temples in Mumbai. They are thought to be the work of Buddhist monks and Hindu priests, some also indicates that it was build by Pandavas during there Vanwas and had a secret road which takes you to Mahakali Gupha situated in Andheri and they contain ornate sculptures. The size of the cave complex rivals several UNESCO World Heritage sites nearby, such as the cave temples of Ajanta, Elephanta, and Ellora. The Jogeshwari caves are currently in a very poor condition as they are used for such purposes as drying clothes and as toilets by the surrounding slum population.[2]

Kamal Amrohi Studios

Kamal Amrohi Studios (Kamalistan Studios) is located in Jogeshwari east off of the JVLR. The film studio was used as a set for the film Dabangg 2 in 2012.[3]

Education

References

  1. ^ "Jogeshwari ward".
  2. ^ Patel, Samir. "The Slum and the Sacred Cave" (PDF). Archaeology May/June 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Salman Khan takes over Kamalistan". The Times of India. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
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