Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai

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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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About Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai

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

  • 80.8% 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

93.29% 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.

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai Reviews

  • It is one of the oldest temple in chennai. Place of divine.. Positive energy.. Blessing... Inside temple, You can feel you are securely relaxed. தென்னாட்டுடைய சிவனே போற்றி. எந்நாட்டவர்க்கும் இறைவா போற்றி

  • The place is really good for those who seek peace,calm and serenity. I would recommend this place to anyone whose visiting Chennai for the first time. Nearby surroundings are clean. Parking area is also available. Also, nearby you can find a good number of Hotels and Banks.

  • The temple was built around the 7th century CE in Dravidian architecture.The temple has numerous shrines, with those of Kapaleeswarar and Karpagambal being the most prominent. It is a beautiful temple built in Dravidian style. As soon as you enter the temple, you can feel the positive energy and its serene atmosphere. A very calm and clean place. Well maintained too. The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. It takes considerable time to see preceding deity as it is always highly crowded. So, an early morning visit could be ideal. Has a good set of small shops and restaurants around the temple. Parking is available but limited. I would recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Chennai.

  • An amazing architecture and must visit location in Chennai. A very well maintained temple complex. Lots of importance given to upkeep. Parking is available but limited. It takes considerable time to see preceding diety on account of crowd. So, an early morning visit could be ideal. It is a challenge for disabled and wheelchair to visit the temple. We always found someone distributing food all the time.

  • A very positive place. Prime area and is a big temple with shrines. Crowded during weekends and auspicious days. Has a good set of small shops and restaurants around the temple.

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