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Kapaleeshwar Temple

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Address: Mylapore, Chennai (Madras) 600004, India
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+91 94443 27475
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Mon 05:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:30
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This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most...

This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.

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This Shiva temple is located in the heart of the city. On a busy day, you might have to walk a 200 meters to the temple as it is difficult to manoeuver by car. It's a Dravidian... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This Shiva temple is located in the heart of the city. On a busy day, you might have to walk a 200 meters to the temple as it is difficult to manoeuver by car. It's a Dravidian temple and the architecture is interesting. You will enjoy the trip if you go early morning and get some alone time at the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple located in mylapore is central location. It's a temple with good design and can find huge crowd during the festive season.

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Rewari, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This temple has beautifully shown craftsmanship that is very less known in many parts of the world. It has a beautiful entrance tower with every colour imaginable used for its colouring. Then the first temple that you see is of lord Ganesha. This temple campus has other temples too of Lord shiva, Lord Govinda, Goddess Parvati, Lord Kartikeya etc. Even... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

beautiful,excellent i relay enjoyed this place very silent place i spend time 4 to 5 hours. i am waiting another vist

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Look be careful that you have some coins or small change for the shoe keepers But to be honest if your not a pilgrim it's all about the color temple that you see from outside the gate You can take a picture and not go in

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the best place to forgot all ur worries n find peace in ur life..they give excellent prasadam. a huge temple...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Easily aceessible and situated in main city, this is one another temple in TN. Worth the visit once.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very temple in comparison with some, but impressive & busy. It has a rainbow coloured towered entrance (gopuram) ornately pillared pavilions & a large tank. The temple & the tank are surrounded by busy streets on four sides. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. Inside there is also an area where cattle are kept undercover, but hte... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

temple is a temple interesting different then a old church. Not the high rich look like the catholics

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For religious persons, people who love architecture, culture and tradition.....this is a must visit place. The area is centrally located, can be easily commuted by bus/train/taxi/auto. Devotees/tourists throng this temple.....The main deity Lord Kapaleeshwarar with His consort Karpagambal...Lord Shiva facing west is a special mention to be made. The sanctum sanctorum for God and Goddess are different. All festivals throughout... More 

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