Gorakhgad Caves

Gorakhnath Cave Temple is located in a deep cave on southern slope of Gorakhgad Hill – it is large enough to take some 50 people. Entered through roughly cut entrance between five massive square pillars. Figure of painted deity placed behind a small pool at the end of cave.

Kanifnath Temple is located in another deep cave on northern slope of Gorakhgad Hill, with huge water tank in front.


  1. Kiran Sarode, Ankai – Tankai – Gorakshgadh Trek ( 14- 15 July 2007), Bhramanti, accessed in 7 May 2010.

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Gorakhgad Caves 20.193037, 74.424272 Gorakhgad Caves
Coordinates: 20.1930 N 74.4243 E
Categories: Hindu shrines, Rock cut temples and monasteries
Values: Art, Architecture, Archaeology, History
Rating: (1 / 5)
Address: Asia, India, Maharashtra, Thane district, 7 km south from Manmad, southern and northern sides of Gorakhgad Hill
Alternate writings: Gorakshadh Caves, Gorakhnath Temple, Kanifnath Temple
Age: ??
Religion: Hindu

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