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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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  • I have gone to this temple every time I visit. It is clean and well maintained. There are many good shops to buy pictures, religious materials, handicrafts, blouse pieces, etc. 
  • Located in a buzzing place, always attracts locals and tourists. Good to walk around the Prahara and can feel relaxed. It is of course crowded in the evenings and weekends. 
  • New to Chennai, I visited 1st time three years ago in the afternoon when the temple was closed. That however gave me an opportunity to admire the beautiful and intricate work on the colorful gopurams ...  more »