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Kapaleeshwar Temple

North Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai (Madras), India
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Description: This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I go there every week.if possible do not miss the arthi .it hap pens at 5:30 in the evening.it is a blissful experience one has to feel it personaly.......

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I heard of this temple long back and didn't got chance to visit this temple as I was in Pondicherry. But once I came to Chennai from past 3 years I am going to this temple. Here my most favourite is Lord Shiva

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The temple, the tank, the people, the flowers, the holy chantings - all will make you realize God within you!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

* Its a pretty old temple - Very well maintained. * Parking will be an issue, better take MRTS and get down in Thirumaylai station, its walkable. * Temple have wash area and food (Prasadam) on sale. * Lot of small shops outside the temple selling fruits / puja items (Brass utensils and consumables) / Fruits / Vegetables / Terracotta... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

An old part of Chennai with a lot of history about the place. The temple complex and the water tank is breathtaking especially when the evening Pooja is being conducted, the faithful are dressed in traditional Chennai clothes and the whole scene is full of colours and intriguing sites. Roadside vendors selling traditional Chennai fare adds to the experience

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The very fact that it was one of the most oldest and prominent temples in all of Tamil Nadu. With the mylapore flavour melting in the vicinity and the general warmth of the localites, the temple with all its serenity and power attracts a large number to the temple. With constant music surrounding the area, the temple offers a feast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

you could easily spend an hour here it must be on your travel list. early morning visit is advisable

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Temple is a large complex with main temple dedicated to lord Shiva and godess Devi. It is usually crowded on monday's, tuesday's & friday's, but largely manageable if you plan well. If you are early morning, evenings you can get good darshan and enjoy the spiritual experience. In case you want to do any puja you can reach out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My pilgrimage was completed at this temple.All my wishes i could complete here at this temple well within the stipulated time.

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Sure the long history and the rich architecture is worth bragging about, but nothing really is done to make this place tourist friendly. Just like most places you will find the infrastructure pretty poor.

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