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.