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Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
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Kapaleesvarar Sannadhi Street | Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Chennai (Madras) 600004, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good building and create positive reaction. Very silent and clean busy place and they maintain very well. Foot wear not allowed inside temple. No worries temple is so hygiene...

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Actually some time we have to visit temple. Everyone felt tiredness in there mind due to continue work. We should go to get some peace in our mind. And to blessed

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank suliparatre2404
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being the resident of Chennai, we are frequent visitors to this temple for the last several decades. A place to visit for the first time visitors of Chennai either as a tourist with an inkling to explore new places or for an unique spiritual experience....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Venkatesan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oldest temple in middle of the city, must visit. Beautiful architecture. Do buy Prasad from within the temple and visit shops around the temple to buy pooja items.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Anjali S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to kapaleeshwaran temple for shivarathiri it was an wonderful darshan and blessings of lord shiva... havnt get time to review about the temple... such a wonderful temple and memorable day...

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sarupavi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mylapore is a place oftemples.Kabaleeswarar temple is surrounded by streets of lot of shops.Every thing is available and Rare Heritage articles can also be bought here. Very close to this temple, we have Rama Krishna mutt and Sai temple. Mundakanni Amman temple is also nearby....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sekarsuria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of a Cunard Cruise we visited Chennai for the day. Privileged to find ourselves in the middle of a major festival when we visited this amazing temple. We walked slowly without loosing sight of our wonderful guide, alongside thousands of locals. The ladies...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kathy b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva located in Mylapore, Chennai. Shiva's consort Parvati worshiped at this temple is called Karpagambal. this temple is said to be a very ancient, may be built in 7th century. It has a big Tank on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WVR7933
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only visited one temple due to that this was what we had time for. Fabulous and very close to a shop selling beautiful saris!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit but I was particularly blown away - I thought it was nicer from the outside than the inside. I was glad there was a shoe counter as my hotel had mentioned people might steal my shoes to sell to other unsuspecting tourists.

Date of experience: April 2019
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The religious and cultural epicenter of Chennai,
Mylapore is highly revered by the
locals and tourists
for the rich history and architectural marvels that
line its narrow
alleys and markets and is one of the
oldest residential neighbourhood of the city.
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February 21, 2019|
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Response from sekarsuria | Reviewed this property |
No. Saree is not compulsory. A decent dress code is preferred.
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January 27, 2019|
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Response from ameeta61 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but Everyone was dressed modestly. Mostly Indian attire
December 17, 2018|
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Response from Sowmini I | Reviewed this property |
You can visit the temple and circumambulate the grounds and the outer sanctums. Only the two inner sanctums are not available for non Hindus. If you are a tourist this experience will be sufficient to get a feel for a South... More