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Kapaleeshwar Temple

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A stunning piece of historical significance is the Kapaleeshwar Temple, the oldest structure of the then madras city. Located in the heart of the city, the area surrounding the temple is famous for the olden styled house architecture called as agraharams. It is one of the major temple attractions favoured by all pilgrims.

The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva and you can see a number of Shiva devotees thronging the temple premises. The vast temple also houses beautiful sculptures of various other gods and also a huge water pond called as kulam. The vibrant lotus blooming in the pond are used as offerings to the Lord. The temple has a typical south Indian architectural style with a majestic and well sculpted gopuram adorning the temple's front. Every Shiva ratri festival is celebrated in a grand manner in the temple.

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Tamil Nadu, India
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
13.0336955°N, 80.2697099°E
Distance from Chennai city center to Kapaleeshwar Temple
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Read traveller's reviews about Kapaleeshwar Temple..

Overall Rating:4.6

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"Beautiful temple to visit in the evenings. On most days, there are groups singing bhajans or even full bands (?) performing devotional songs. The cool sea breeze and the peaceful ambience makes it one the top few ways to spend evenings in Chennai."
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"This is a new temple, old temple near the beach was destroyed by the portugese. Thevaram paadal petra sthalam."
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"There is lot to marvel at this age old temple other than being one of the most fascinating architectural acheivements of the dravidian era. The tower is said to be apparently raise upto 120ft and is being maintained in its glory."
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"Participated in the arupaththu moovar vizha in 2016 panguni peruvizha and it was a best experience in my life..."
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"One of the best and the biggest temples in Chennai. This is usually crowded. There will always be some concerts or traditional dance programs during the evenings. Excellent place for meditation and prayers. Very powerful temple. "

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