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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The Kapaleeshwarar and Karpagambal temple in the heart of the city has survived many threats and attacks over the centuries. Legend has it that during one of the Mughal invasions, people had to remove the idols for safekeeping and they were placed back in the temple and consecrated! It provides the visitor a snapshot of the tradition of the Shiva... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went with my Uk client. We saw the abhishekam. Must visit place in chennai. I recommend every new traveller to visit this temple.

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Bangalore, India
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very nice architecture. Temple is located in mylapore which has narrow street. This temple is near to Sai baba, mylapore temple.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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49 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This huge temple with a huge pond is right in the centre of the city. Well sculptured and well maintained. Traditional pujas and festivals keep going all round the year. Our visit was during a non-festival time. Still there was a crowd. Lord Shiva and Shakti have a great influential aura over the entire area. One can spend a whole... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Very old , Devine and traditional temple in chennai !! This is temple is maintained well with good facilities for devotes too. Must visit temple in chennai.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This temple is the heart of Chennai. It's Incredibly beautiful and powerful. Very old and traditional. A must go when in Chennai.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Om Namaha Shivaya ... This is one of the most bliss temple in Chennai , situated in mylapore , the temple is quite big with a huge tank , by entering in to the temple we can feel the positive vibrations over there. The temple is easily accessible by city bus from all parts of Chennai . Metro rail station... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Its too good to be there with the spiritual heritage of Hinduism and the historical place visited by millions of people. The cultural heritage is astonishing. The feeling of entering the temple gives a different kind of vibration and a satisfaction.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Must see temple for people visiting Chennai. It is an ancient temple built in Dravidian Architecture style. The deities are Kapaleeshwarar (Lord Shiva) and the Goddess Karpagambal. A visit to the temple gives peace and serenity to ones beliefs and spiritual progress. A Visit during a normal day in the early morning or evening is ideal to witness the architectural... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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