Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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  • Address: Vadakku Maada Veethi, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004 , India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Kapaleeshwarar Temple - Review

The hot and humid climate of Chennai can be overwhelming sometimes, only for you to find solace in its earthy, cool temples, that also some savoury feasts at noon and sometimes evening. The Kapaleeshwar temple is one such temple, along with being the most celebrated ones in the city. Essentially a Shiva Temple, this Chennai attraction is a 7th century CE construction with characteristics of the Dravidian architecture.

As per folktale, it is here that Shakti worshipped Shiva in the disguise of a peacock. The region had lots of peacocks back then, from where it even derives its name of Mylapore; mayil is Tamil for “peacock”. Besides its daily poojas and several functions, the temple is notable for its big celebrations of the Arubathimooval festival, in the Tamil month of Panguni. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chennai itinerary 1 day.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple Information

  • There is a savoury feast in association with the Annadanam scheme at noon.

How To reach Kapaleeshwarar Temple by Public Transport

  • Kutchery Road Bus Station
  • Mosque Bus Station
  • Mylapore Jamia Masjid Bus Stop Bus Station

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Things to Know Before Visiting Kapaleeshwarar Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Chennai include Kapaleeshwarar Temple in their plan

  • 81.46% of people start their Kapaleeshwarar Temple visit around 05 AM - 06 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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92.05% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kapaleeshwarar Temple

People normally club together Mylapore and Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam while planning their visit to Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

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  • Holly place with peace . many small temples are located in the same compound. Temple architecture is nice with modern art and color. It is busy most of the time. Street shopping is one of the attraction here. Opens all days. Large area for sitting inside temple. Neatly maintained and gives holly feel while looking at structures.

  • Holly place with peace . many small temples are located in the same compound. Temple architecture is nice with modern art and color. It is busy most of the time. Street shopping is one of the attraction here. Opens all days.

  • Need not to be religious to visit this place. One who enters this temple will get touched deep inside which we term it spirituality. Attracts many tourist around the world everyday. Best place to take photographs.

  • An wonderful architectural heritage and auspicious place for Hindu devotees. Around 1300 year old temple with so many beautifully designed tomb and many God and Goddesses. I really liked this place and its serene environment

  • Great place for worship. Busy most of the time. The temple has numerous shrines, with those of Kapaleeswarar and Karpagambal being the most prominent. The temple complex houses many halls. The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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