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Mandapeshwar Caves

The Mandapeshwar caves houses a number of Shiva Lingams. It is located in Borivalli, Mumbai. These caves were discovered in the 7th century. They were set up by Buddhist with the help of Persians and were also used as church by the Fraciscian Priest. The sculptures depicting the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati can be spotted at the south end of the caves. Various works describing the mystical tales of the Hindu gods and goddesses can also be found here.
Later, when the Portuguese came to India, they raised a monastery over the rocks. A huge cross can be found at the entrance of the cave. Prayers were held in the past in front of this cross.
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