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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  • Religious lord shiva temple must visited by all . Very calm place just seat a while and take breath. Like too Much.  more »
  • This temple is a very good example of Dravidian temple architecture and the impressive gateway tower could be mistaken for a smaller version of that at the Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai. There are...  more »
  • So being from North Indian, you do not see temples like these. The temple is just beautiful. No words can describe it. With such fine and detailed work, it looks amazingly beautiful. So vibrant and co...  more »
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