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. 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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  • August 18, 2017
    My favorite temple in chennai very big and very neat mostly visit place in chennai I don't have words to say  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Very old temple, very sacred place too, close to marina beach and can be clubbed with an visit to the beach.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    You can visit the temple with the family by evening time, you feel get blessed when you visit the temple  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    Complete spiritual place with a main god kapaleeshwar n worth seeing many times amazing architecture n cats n cows are highlighting features
  • May 3, 2017
    Mylapore is the hub of all gods, be it for Saiva, Vainava, Jains, Christians or Muslims. Place that is always buzzing and happening.
  • June 14, 2017
    Date old and Holiest Hindu place of worship also a remarkable landmark of Chennai.
  • January 23, 2017
    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.
  • December 1, 2016
    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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