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
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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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chennai itinerary 1 day.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple Travel Tips

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

How to Reach Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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

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  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple Address: Vadakku Maada Veethi, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004 , India
  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple Timing: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 25.8% of people who visit Chennai include Kapaleeshwarar Temple in their plan

  • 87.36% of people start their Kapaleeshwarar Temple visit around 05 AM - 06 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

80% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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

People also prefer to start their day with Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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