Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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  • Address: Vadakku Maada Veethi, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004 , India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • 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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  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple Address: Vadakku Maada Veethi, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004 , India
  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple Timing: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple(preferred time): 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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

  • 81.54% 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 Friday

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.

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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  • 1300 old temple dedicated to lord Shiva. chennai must be proud of the fact that such a great edifice is located in your area. Very clean and open temple. The temple is of great architectural beauty. The serene and solemn ambience in the temple will fill the mind with calmness. I visited it in middle of day afternoon. It was very hot but they have created a path with some white paint and that path was cold. I don’t know what it was but I like it. Friendly people around temple.

  • This place really gave me goosebumps when I entered.. The temple is so good that I am really looking forward to go again.. It is really old.. And it is really maintained well.. They restrict taking photos inside the temple which is a good move.. They manage the crowd so well.. And the place really gives a good feel when u come out even when u r totally off when u enter

  • Went to this temple on a Friday. The walk was slightly hard as the sun was burning down. The temple is a large collection of small buildings, well maintained and good attention given by the iyers there. The main two buildings are air-conditioned and this eases the experience there, since the crowds can be larger during special days.

  • Not visiting temple if you are in Chennai? Big loss. It's a very old and most beautiful temple i have ever visited. It's very neat and clean too. First read the history plate near the gate and then enter, keep searching for the old parts in the inner dome, one will be surprised to see indian architect was so mesmerizing. Felt spiritual too.

  • The temple was clean and well maintained.. the priest over there were very friendly and helped us very well.. the cows there were taken care.. the only thing is the people visiting the temple for the first time will get confused from where to start.. way boards will help them.. there were few cats the people coming to temple are feeding them.. the cats are extremely friendly in nature.. have a visit.. you will definitely love this place.

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