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Kapaleeshwar Temple

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Address: 12, North Mada Street | Mylapore, Chennai (Madras), India
Phone Number: 9444327475
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Mon 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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An old timeline in the modern city. Memorable

Kapalleshwar temple, as the descript on the huge compound wall reads was mentioned in ptolemy's writings around 2 BC. Imagine how strong a construction it is as it stands still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rama Sastry C
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Hyderabad, India
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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kapalleshwar temple, as the descript on the huge compound wall reads was mentioned in ptolemy's writings around 2 BC. Imagine how strong a construction it is as it stands still and spectacular to this day holding legends of thousands of years and millions people . The divine feeling you get as soon as you step in lasts a life time.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

About 1500 years old shiva temple. One of the well maintained temples ,which was found always reasonably neat and clean,despite the large crowds thronging in.A neat system is followed for entry and Darshan. Every body can see the deities to their full satisfaction.With special tickets, one may be able to see closer. Better to visit on normal working days during... More 

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Thank Loganathan1951
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An old, well maintained temple of Shiva. Serene atmosphere once inside temple. A must see for people visiting Chennai for the first time. Clean premises and has a goshala within the temple campus. Parking is tedious after 8 in the mornings and 5:30 in the evenings. Enjoy karpagambal mess nearby if you want to taste some authentic south indian.

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Thank Muraliinside
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an excellent pace to be in the serene holy atmosphere of the sanctum sanctorium though avoidable during weekends.

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Thank TKRAVI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kapaleeshwar Temple, one among the oldest temple in Chennai. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a must see place. Indeed the way to the temple gets crowded by 8am and in the evening its a challenge if you happen to go by your car. It is recommended that you get there by an auto or taxi, since... More 

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Thank Chandrahasan K
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple and very old treasure for us. The powerful god Kapaliswarar and Karpagambaal. The must visit temple in the city.

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Thank Mohan1809
Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Shiva and Parvati are the main deities of the temple. Take a Rs 20 ticket and enjoy special Darshan, sitting closer to sanctum. Parvati is in the form of Karpagambal & shiva in the form of shiv Lingum. The temple is large and situated in the heart of the bustling city chennai at Mylopore and always bears the festive ambience.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to see the temple so we arrived in the evening. Huge mistake, My mate and I are both Muslims in islamic clothing we had EVERYONE staring at us. real awkward. Went to buy the ticket but were very kindly informed that the entrance to the mandir is for hindus only but they allowed us to walk around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

People should visit the temple whenever come to chennai for any trip. You will get spiritual feeling definitely and they way temple has been built is.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An old, well-structured and maintained historical temple dedicated to Lord SIVA. Marvelous architecture.

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