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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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  • A very famous temple in Chennai of lord Shiva. The temple was huge and large. Art work of the temple makes more beautiful and the only thing that they won't allow international people to go inside the...  more »
  • This is at the heart of the city.One of the most holy places in chennia.Can be reached by bus and local train as well.It reflects the heritage and culture of tamil nadu temples. Must visit not only fo...  more »
  • I visited the place at 10 in the morning. This place has altogether 9 temples major ones of ganapati, kartikeya,Parvati Amman,kapaleshwar swamy. All the temples are free to access but there are 50/- t...  more »
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  • 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
  • Really nice place.. peaceful