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Address: 12, North Mada Street | Mylapore, Chennai (Madras), India
Phone Number: 9444327475
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This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most...

This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.

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Unfortunately, this temple was undergoing renovations during our visit so the main entrance gate was not visible in all its resplendent glory. There was a dance festival going on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately, this temple was undergoing renovations during our visit so the main entrance gate was not visible in all its resplendent glory. There was a dance festival going on as well as various small shrines and parade floats and structures all around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is lot to marvel at this age old temple other than being one of the most fascinating architectural acheivements of the dravidian era. The tower is said to be apparently raise upto 120ft and is being maintained in its glory. We were lucky to miss the chennai floods but were told that this temple wasnt affected and served as... More 

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Neemuch, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Temple is ancient and is under renovation. Is in congested place so is better to visit in morning hours.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This temple is known as Kalish of South India.Lord Shiva and His consort Karpagambal bless the devotees from this temple. The temple is neatly maintained and administered by HR&CE board of Tamil Nadu Government. The poojas are carried out as per agama. Huge crowd of devotees throng this temple on the evening of Pradosha day every month and on Maha... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My self and my family praying lord Shiva Peruman... Entire the world know about our Shiva Peruman...

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the oldest temples. Very beautiful temple which has so many idols of God and Goddess. A must visit if you are visiting Chennai

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a very old Siva Temple. Tourists are visiting this temple daily. Big Tank is there in front of the temple. This also helps to maintain water level of land in that area. Siva, Parvathy, ganesa, Subramania and other deity are there. Now the temple is under renovation. Temple authorities are taking necessary steps to provide amenities, facilities for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must place to go when you are in Chennai. The whole darshan experience is divine and the arrangements of the process are well manned. So unwanted pushing or anything of that sort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Busy temple, dedicated to Shiva. The goparam was scaffolded for a repaint job, done every 12 years. The intense devotion of the many devotees was touching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place to pray. It's famous temple in that area.. it's usually filled with lots and lots of visitors.. They keep more functions in this temple.. It's opened early in the morning and closed by night. Devotes use to visit this temple daily and most people come on weekends. They do special Poojas for lord's during certain days. Environment is... More 

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