Kapaleeshwar Temple, Chennai (Madras)

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. Put Kapaleeshwar Temple and other Chennai (Madras) attractions into our Chennai (Madras) tour itinerary planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful temple in centre of Chennai. You must buy a pass to take photos. Amazing detail and beautiful imagery. If you can take a guide (such as 5 Senses Tours). Without the guide I would have walked...  more »
  • This was one of the finest temples we saw in India...we arrived in the middle of a festival so saw every aspect of the rituals. Fabulous and moving at the same time.  more »
  • I reached Kapaleeshwar temple around 6 pm. I bought some flowers and bel patri for Ganesh Ji Andy Shiv ji respectively from right outside the temple. The magnanimity of the temple can not be expressed...  more »
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  • Complete spiritual place with a main god kapaleeshwar n worth seeing many times amazing architecture n cats n cows are highlighting features
  • Mylapore is the hub of all gods, be it for Saiva, Vainava, Jains, Christians or Muslims. Place that is always buzzing and happening.
  • Date old and Holiest Hindu place of worship also a remarkable landmark of Chennai.
  • The main attraction what I found is the dome of the temple which is very good. There are lots of small temple inside the premises apart from the few inner sanctus. The inner sanctum is small, so one might need to get in line. It is situated in at very congested place so would need to face traffic.
  • There is not much space to park the vehicle. Traffic and parking is very badly managed - always. It gets really very hard during weekends to find a space and park the car. But they are extremely good in collecting the parking charges even before you could park

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