Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai

About Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai

Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai - Address

Address: Vadakku Maada Veethi, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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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.

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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  • It is one of the best temple for which I can say "Must Watch". I visited in evening at 5 o clock. It is very old temple. Compound of the temple is also spacious. Prasadam(Rice or Sweet Rasiya( North Name..I don't know it's south name) is offered in temple. Outside u can do shopping too.

  • Very nice and clean. I like this temple very much because of its power. I am sure that getting peace of mind is guaranteed

  • A pleasant place to spend some time with both family and friends. Small pond at the backside of the temple is awesome. We can have peace of mind here. One of the famous and has to be visited temples in Chennai.

  • Quite old and spacious temple. Perfect in all respects. Its located amidst of Crowdy place

  • Very ancient place of worship. People interested in religious festivals can visit here. Throughout the year there are many festivals conducted

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