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Mandapeshwar Caves

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These 6th century caves are located in a quiet peaceful corner of Borivali- an otherwise chaotic northern suburb of Mumbai. This rock-cut pair of caves consist of a big impressive cave shrine with front court and a smaller cave to the left. Originally meant to be a Shiva shrine, was converted into a Christian chapel during Portuguese rule of Mumbai. In 18th century, Marathas defeated the Portuguese in battle of Vasai and reconvered it back to Shiva shrine. With British rule that followed, the shrine was reused as a chapel until the chapel was destroyed post independece and was finally notified as a 'protected monument'.How to reach: 1.1 km (15 minutes walk) from Dahisar West station on Mumbai's western suburban railway line.Jogeshwari caves: