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#2 of 784 Places To Visit in Chennai
kapaleeshwar temple
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12, North Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
entry fee
no entry fee
All days of the week except Monday
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
There are six daily Puja Services. Ko pooja 05.00 A.M Vaikarai Pooja 06.00 A.M. Kaala sandhi Pooja 08.00 A.M. Uchi Kaala Pooja 12.00 P.M. Ardhajama Pooja 09.00 P.M

how to reach kapaleeshwar temple

Kapaleeshwar Temple is located in Mylapore. This place is well connected with Tamil Nadu bus services. Even you can take an auto or a taxi to get to mylapore. The temple is situated near the Mylapore Tank and Hotel Sarvana Bhavan at North Mada Street.

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about kapaleeshwar temple

Steeped in mythology and ancient to the core, the Kapaleeshwar Temple is popularly believed to have been built in 7th century CE by the Pallavas. However, architectural markers of the temple point to a more recent origin that dates 300-400 years back. While its date of origin may be a point of debate but the temple's beauty and architectural splendour is indisputable. A glorious example of the Dravidian style of architecture, Kapaleeshwar temple gopuram is a 120 feet towering beauty that leaves you mesmerised. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Karpagambal, a form of Goddess Parvat translating to Goddess of the Wish Yielding Tree. Around 1.5 kilometers away from the coastline, inscriptions inside the temple date back to the 12th century. While the temple is thronged by devotees daily, the crowd reaches a frenzy during the festivals of Panguni Peruvizha (mid March to mid April), Brahmotsavam and Arupathimoovar. The temple has been immortalized in the poetry of Tevaram, the twelve volume Tamil Saivite devotional poetry where the sixth volume waxes eloquent about the temple.

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Bala Realm
Bala Realm
An incredible place to be
Jun 29 2014
To be here during the arubathu moovar festival is such a treat. A typical Dravidian masterpiece and one of the famous temples in Chennai.
Suresh Ji
Suresh Ji
kapaleeshwar temple
Jun 29 2014
kapaleeshwar temple is located in mylapore, the main god is shiva. Being here give you eternal peace. One can experience true Indian culture and spirituality. There are lot of local shop around this temple