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MUMBAI
ELEPHANTA CAVES

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An hour long ferry ride from the Gateway of India in Mumbai to an island locally called Gharapuri and Elephanta by the Portugues, takes you to a hidden world of rock-cut Elephanta caves (UNESCO) with magnificent sculptures and beautiful carvings.

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ARDHANARISHVARA

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Ardhanarishvara symbolizes that the male and female principles are inseparable. The composite form conveys the unity of opposites in the universe. The male half of Ardhanarishvara stands for Purusha and female half is Prakriti.

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TRIDEVI

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Around us are the goddesses. Within us are the gods. Inside are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - creating, sustaining and destroying. Outside are Saraswati, Lakshmi and Shakti - enlightening, enriching and empowering.

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SACRED HINDU GEOMETRY

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Sacred geometry ascribes symbolic and sacred meanings to geometric shapes and proportions. It is associated with the belief that a god is the geometer of the world. The geometry used in the design and construction of religious structures.

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NAVARATRI
Festival of Nine Goddesses

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Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations. The worship, accompanied by fasting, takes place in the mornings. Evenings are for feasting and dancing. Each day has a different ritual associated with it.

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