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Ekvira Temple is visited by thousands of devotees the fisher folk(Koli) outside the main chaitya of Karla caves. The tribal Goddess Aai Ekvira is the main deity here. The Koli tribes visit the temple during navarathri and chaitra. they offer sacrifice of goat or chickens and believe the Goddess has magic powers. Karla is a town in Lonavala on the NH4.
Karla Caves are 1st century BC Buddhist temple complex or chaityas cut out of stone. At 40 m (130 ft) long and 15 m (49 ft) in height, it is the largest chaitya in India. The aisle of the temple is flanked by 37 pillars that are topped with kneeling elephants.
The outside facade is in bad repair due to stone breakage as well as the erosion of intricate details carved to imitate finished wood. The central motif is a large horseshoe arch. There is a lion column in front, with a closed stone facade and almost ruined torana in between. On one side there is a temple of Shree Ekvira devi.