Dating cave inscriptions
The final resting place of the tooth relic was in the stupa opposite the great temple cave, which was excavated by Dr.Bird as evident from a copper plate grant found during this excavation.This is one of the most populated island in the world.
Being a Buddhist site, Kanheri could not have avoided its comparison with the other famous sites like Ellora, Ajanta and Nasik etc.
Kanheri cave complex is situated inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the Borivali region of Mumbai.
Before the merge of seven isles, after land reclamation during 19th and 20th century CE, this area was known as the Salsette island.
Presence of female companions with Avalokiteshvara on few sculptures at Kanheri instigated scholars to suggest Vajrayana influence over Kanheri.
Dulari Qureshi is among the recent ones to advocate this hypothesis.