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Kapaleeshwar Temple

North Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai (Madras), India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Bangalore, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Location Mylapore, close to the Marina beach. An old temple (doesn't look at old) in the busy city. The temple is more enjoyable especially during the dussehra season.

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Bangalore, India
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

very old and historic temple mentioned in the PURANAS. there is a story attached to the temple. ask any one inside and they wil explain in tamil the PUSHKARNI is opened only on some days. but do watch it for some serenity.

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Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

the prayers was very moving. the temple itself is beautiful. the only sadness was to see how people suffer

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Pune
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Excellent architecture less noisy.No compelling rituals.Sanctity retained.Cleanliness.Traditions well depicted.

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Hyderabad, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The environment outside the temple and the ambience inside the temple were really good. Walkable distance to the bus stand.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a very old famous temple in the very orthodox area in Chennai. The shiva temple has a huge pond in front and other small temples around. Photography is not allowed. A large number of shops around the temple to get to know cultural heritage of Tamilnadu.

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New Milford, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I would suggest seeing this temple it's quite pretty and there was a blessing elephant nearby that day.

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Hyderabad, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good Temple. The tank is not that much maintained. However, it costs when you go on a festival days.

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a morning to spare on a business trip so went to the Kapaleeshwara Temple. Very close to the Chennai beach, so close to may other attractions. Drop your shoes at the counter to the left of the entrance and just let your yourself drift into a different world. A local guide may try to show you around -... More

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Vacoas, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

insight 0f indian culture. With many deities and impressive temple. very accessible. disliked: was really hot and had to walk barefooted

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