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Kapaleeshwar Temple, Chennai (Madras)

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Admire the colorful facade of Kapaleeshwar Temple, an ancient Hindu temple adorned with vibrantly painted stucco figurines. One of the oldest temples in Chennai, it was designed in the Dravidian architectural style and is dedicated to a form of Shiva presented as a peacock, and his consort, Parvati. Take in the spiritual atmosphere of the revered temple and observe the ornately decorated, 37 m (121 ft) tall "gopuram" entrance tower. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kapaleeshwar Temple and many more Chennai (Madras) attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Chennai (Madras) vacation planner.
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  • well maintained, big with many idols, popular, great sculptures to see, has a chariot which is taken out only on temple chariot festivals. located near to a pond. a nice religious place.  more »
  • This was the first temple in Southern India that I had ever gone to. The details of the carving and also the different colors that are painted were quite beautiful. After this visit, we went to many m...  more »
  • Parts of this huge temple is over 350 years old and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Unfortunately, non Hindus are not allowed to visit the main temple, however, there is still plenty of things to see. We ...  more »