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“Must visit - gr8 Architecture, cultural performances” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kapaleeshwar Temple

Kapaleeshwar Temple
12, North Mada Street | Mylapore, Chennai (Madras), India
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Owner description: This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
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“Must visit - gr8 Architecture, cultural performances”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Kapaleeswar is a place I go again and again. Be it the spires, the awe inspiring carvings in the pillars and the gopuram, the awesome cultural performances -Bharathanatyam performances, carnatic concerts, Kapaleeshwar satisfies the most discerning. Must do - hang around for the oorvalam of the god, when the deities go through the temple streets, taste the awesome Puliyodharai, laddu etc for the temple stall, and check the temple calendar online for the awesome cultural fest that keeps happening. Buy pooja items near the temple. Head to Sukra if you want quality silver articles....and food ...heavenly stuff at janal bajji shop (this is street food so strictly for foodies :)

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“Extremely Spiritual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This temple is a must for all Hindus. Definately, one of the most spiritual places I have been to. We also managed to witness weddings within the temple grounds.

Visited February 2014
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“Peaceful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We found it a great and peaceful place to visit at Chennai. Although the temple area is not big but we felt very heavenly inside the temple. If you have half to 1 hour you may like to visit this place

Visited February 2014
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“Nice old temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This a very old temple and worth visiting if you are in Chennai. Though you may not feel it very clean but its good. You can have a feeling what great architectures were during old times

Visited October 2013
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Worth a visit. Extensive colourful carvings. Have to deposited your shoes in storage area and proceed barefoot.

Visited January 2014
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