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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 visited the temple recently.its a famous Shiva temple. One can get a glimpse of tamil culture in the temple. A good place.  more »
  • This Kabaleeshwarar temple is situated in main part of the city - easy accessibility. The temple is filled with excellent architecture. Also resembles culture and religion at large. Good arrangement d...  more »
  • good temple , people will love the peace and the architecture. the statues are very good and old ones  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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