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Kapaleeshwar Temple

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Address: North Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai (Madras), India
Description: This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s...
This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
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Must see in Chennai

Amazing in its size it is a must see in Chennai. The detail of the carvings and the amount is only surpassed by Maduri. Worth a visit if you are in Chennai

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing in its size it is a must see in Chennai. The detail of the carvings and the amount is only surpassed by Maduri. Worth a visit if you are in Chennai

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Architecture but too crowded to enjoy.Little disorganized but that can be expected. Otherwise you can marvel at the Sculpture and be amazed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

"Kailai is Mylai and Mylai is Kailai" is what is written on the historical temple gopuram at Mylapore, Chennai. True to the statement, it is considered equivalent of visiting Kailasam. I am a native of Mylapore and visiting Kapaleeshwar temple everytime I go to Chennai is my norm. The last I visited is in July 2010 when I had been... More 

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Indore, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Amazingly detailed and delicate work of art, extremely devotional feeling all around, very clean place, no hagglers for money. Covered almost all major Hindu gods. Don't miss the serene pond behind the temple. Notable things: There are notices that only Hindus are allowed but I saw several foreigners (visibly non-Hindu), no one checks religion if behavior is decent. Better to... More 

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New Hyde Park, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful temple in Chennai. Well maintained, colorful and full of people. Only negative was that person running the booth to hold shoes clearly took all locals before us. Despite that suggest that the temple not be missed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Good. Must place to visit.Good. Must place to visit.Good. Must place to visit.Good. Must place to visit.Good. Must place to visit.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Good. Must place to visit.Good. Must place to visit.Good. Must place to visit.Good. Must place to visit.Good. Must place to visit.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Liked ancient looking Kapaleshwar Temple.In Morning time is gives very spiritual feeling with all the arati going on in Temple with People dressed in traditional tamil way.Must Visit IF you are avid follower of Lord Shiva.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

With the Gopuram reaching to the sky, this beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It has many other temples including to Lords Ganesha, Murughun, Shani and the Navagraha. I visit it every time I am in Chennai and it's beauty and powerful spirituality is the draw. Must visit. The temple is ancient and study the pillars for many inspirational... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting this ancient temple.The craving are beautiful and inspiring.Centrally located in chennai and yes...one visit will revitalize all your senses and fill you with new vigour and energy.

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