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Address: 12, 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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If you are religious & want to see ancient temple in Chennai, you should visit Kapaleeshwar temple. This temple is bit crowded on weekends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you are religious & want to see ancient temple in Chennai, you should visit Kapaleeshwar temple. This temple is bit crowded on weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The temple was built around 7th century CE by pallavas. This original temple was demolished by Portuguese. The present temple was built in 16th century by vijayanagar king. Kapaleeshwar temple is a temple of lord Shiva. Ancient temple in chennai, too big in area.The area around the temple is also vary interesting, do walk around

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

very nice temple environment ,there are lots of temple in south india and every temple has its own spiritual values and one should visit all the temples ,

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Dating back to the 7th century, Kapaleeshwar Temple is a fine example of Dravidian architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati (who is worshipped in the form of Karpagambal - Goddess of the Wishing Tree), the temple is a marvel of beauty and architecture. There are two entrances to the temples with a gopuram (tower-like) on both the sides. Inside... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Mylapore in Chennai is one of the busiest place. Every corner has a temple there. However kaapaleeshwar temple stands out. The temple has a high and colourful gopuram at the entrance and a huge temple tank on one side. It is crowded most of the time outside,especially on dwadashi or festival days, but once you enter the temple a sense... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lord Parthasarathy temple is located in Tiruvallikkeni, Triplicane, Chennai. Being a Vaishnava temple, you find temples of many vaishnava gods inside the temple. This is one of the 108 vaishnava divyadesams. This temple is built by Pallavas and is one of the oldest structures in Chennai. One should visit the temple during Dhanurmasa time. One should not miss to visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It was very nice temple which is maintained really well and you get out of your stress when your inside the temple Very peaceful place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

If we remove Mylapore and Kapaleeswarar temple from Chennai, then Chennai looses it's heart! We visited this temple along with our 'sammandhis' (who's from northrn India and visiting Chennai for the first time) They were mesmerised with the positive energy and the asthetics of the temple. And promised to visit the temple again! Its not only a place to pray... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It is a very old large temple situated in a residential area . Amazing structure and well maintained temple. Idols are well decorated . Nice place will consider visiting again when in Chennai again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It's very peaceful temple. I am amazed by the architecture. It has a lake nearby and shopping streets and great food.

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