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Kapaleeshwar Temple

#Temple in Chennai

This temple is hidden in the back streets and you will need a taxi driver of some sort to take you here.
The area around the temple seems to attract a fair few cows, and is a bit odorous on a hot day.
Like most Jain temples it is resplendent with carvings that have been painted with a vibrant range of colours. The complex itself is large but it is the roof that steals the show. Opening hours are limited.

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Tamil Nadu, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
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

  '5' out of 5
"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."
  '5' out of 5
"This is a new temple, old temple near the beach was destroyed by the portugese. Thevaram paadal petra sthalam."
  '5' out of 5
"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."
  '5' out of 5
"Participated in the arupaththu moovar vizha in 2016 panguni peruvizha and it was a best experience in my life..."
  '5' out of 5
"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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