Sri Ekaveera Temple


In front of Karla Caves, this Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Ekvira is thronged by pilgrims – especially the Koli fisherfolk of Mumbai – whose presence adds colour to the scene. You might see small babies getting their head's shaved or even an animal sacrifice or two (that's what those goats and chickens are for).

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