Trinity Sculpture of Elephanta Caves

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 always watching
they smile
at mans’ antics

Taken at Elephanta Caves a ferry ride away from The Gateway of India, Mumbai, the age of this sculpture and its origin is yet to be found according to the guides we met at the caves. This photo represents the Holy Trinity of Hinduism – Brahma (Creator) , Vishnu (Preserver) and Shiva (Destroyer).

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Jim says:


  2. Karen says:

    Eternal beauty!

  3. Great shot!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

  4. The sculpture is very impressive and has weathered the changes of time well.

  5. Roger Green says:

    a wise statue!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday

  6. Rajesh says:

    Truly masterpiece.

  7. Beloo Mehra says:

    Absolutely a masterpiece!

  8. Shilpa Garg says:

    The words are so apt for the pic! Lovely!

  9. Rajlakshmi says:

    this looks marvellous. I have seen this picture only in postcards 🙂

  10. Leovi says:

    Yes, this sculpture is really great!

  11. Outstanding!!! Wonder how they managed such fine sculpture during those times!

  12. Cris says:

    What a masterpiece!

  13. Can you believe I was in Mumbai, staying at Colaba and did not visit Elephanta? I blame the heat! By the way, your comment on my WP blog was stuck in spam. Retrieved it. Thanks for visiting 🙂

  14. I am embarrassed to admit that despite being a Mumbai born and bred I’ve never been here.

  15. Eli says:

    Oh, I have seen that too, and remember I was very intrigued by that expression on the statue…

  16. Ananya Kiran says:

    Beautiful Capture !

  17. Late but I made it here :)….
    This is really Cool, this is definetly a work of Art. It’s a great shot as well. 🙂

  18. Suzy says:

    Nice one Pheno. Elephanta is intriguing.

  19. Debbie says:

    Fascinating! I love anything to do with ancient history.

  20. Love the photo and the poetry that accompanied it. Brilliant! ♥

  21. Bikramjit says:

    that is a beautiful pic and what lovely words to follow .. oh yes i bet they are smiling at what people do especially the tourists who deface and write stuff all around

  22. Melody says:

    how wonderful !!!

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