H-Bomb’s Sunday photo, week 47: a temple carved into a cave in India

Hello on the last full day of summer in the northern hemisphere! This week’s featured image comes from India. From the city of Mumbai you can take a ferry to Elephanta Island. That island’s big attraction is a series of five temples that are chiseled into caves. Dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the rock carvings date back well over one thousand years. The caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here’s a glimpse inside one of them:

cave temple in Elephanta

Despite the name of the island on which these temples are found, there are no elephants; but as with seemingly every other temple site that I visited in India, I saw abundant cows, goats, monkeys, and dogs hanging out on the island.

This photo was taken during my trip to India and Sri Lanka in March and April, 2014.

Would you like to explore these caves?

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5 thoughts on “H-Bomb’s Sunday photo, week 47: a temple carved into a cave in India

  1. This is amazing!

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  2. You India have so beautiful treasures… I admire how protected from modern human manipulation they are!

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  3. I live so close to India and yet I haven’t been! These are some awesome pics of the caves. Makes me want to go soon. Thanks for sharing.

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