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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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Kent, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I myself am not Hindu, however, I was traveling with one and so I joined him for temple. Being a westerner and a Christian it was a very enlightening experience to see the devotion of those at worship. This particular temple is also unusual in that they specifically indicate by signs that non-Hindu are not allowed to go in to... More

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Once you walk through the main entrance from the middle of busy Mylapore, one of the oldest parts of Chennai, you find peace and divinity whether one is religiously inclined or not. The temple is estimated to be around 300 years old, though a previous version of the temple was situated on the sea-shore close to the current St Thomas... More

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Campinas, SP
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

That is a hinduist temple dedicated to Shiva. It is astonishing, the archtecture, the color, everything. Simply amazing!! Highly recommended.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was a bright sunny day, I went to the temple and it was crowded already with the devotees. The bright lamps inside the sanctum sanctorium was making Kapalee to glltter, thus making us to feel the invitation of GOD. His assurance to grant us the best is just pleasing me.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Apart from being a place of worship, this Temple has a whole bunch of interesting architectural secrets tucked away in its niches. The important thing is to go with someone (not a guide) but a friend (or a friend of a friend), who will be willing to spend an hour with you. There are thousands of statues on the main... More

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good temple to vist. Note you'll have to take off your shoes to go in. Also they don't allow non-hindus inside the temple, just on the grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was in Chennai for attending an office meeting and stayed in Savera Hotel. From there it took only 20 minutes to reach over there. Perhaps it's the most famous temple among the Chennai dwellers. The main arch of the temple consists of various colourful sculptures that represents rulers of Pallava dynasty and different Gods they worshipped at that time.... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Kapaleeshwarar Temple (Tamil: மயிலாப்பூர் கபாலீசுவரர் கோயில் Mayilāppūr Kapālīcuvarar Kōyil) is a temple of Shiva located in Mylapore, Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The form of Shiva's wife Parvati worshipped at this temple is called Karpagambal (from Tamil, "Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree"). The temple was built around the 7th century CE in Dravidian architecture.[1][2] According to the... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the oldest and mystical places steeped in heritage. Very peaceful inside in contrast to the hustle and bustle outside. And outside one finds 150 year old coffee shops with wonder ful dosa and south Indian snacks

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

Located very near to Marina beach and easily accessible from all parts of Chennai limit. The temple is well maintained and offers many deity services to pilgrims and devotees. One who visits this shrine will get the blessings of lord shiva and karpagambal. The temple also has sannathi for navagraha, lord vinayaka and lord muruga and saniswar. The tank located... More

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