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“Never ceases to amaze”

Kapaleeshwar Temple
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Owner description: This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
Chennai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Never ceases to amaze”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

The festival was there on 25th Mar and I have been for every anual festival. The music, people, and color never ceases to amaze.

The gods really seem to be in procession during this.

Have a look at the video. Its almost the Mardi Gras of chennai!

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Spiritual and Friendly”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Amszing old temple which we visited whilst in Chennai, really good. Amazing feeling when you are in the temple. To make a wish you whisper in the ear of nandi, I found that too late but will definately return.

Make sure you check the timings as it is closed during the afternoon. A must visit temple when you are in Chennai.

Visited April 2012
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Chennai
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“Most important and historical architecture in Chennai.”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Simply amazing to be in the temple; it is so vibrant and spiritual ! Although the entrance and exit to the temple is bit crowded and complex, the experience of divinity is worth the trouble it takes to access the temple.

Visited December 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“INTERESTING”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This temple in the city of Chennai is worth a visit. The colours of the various figures incorporated into the main gate of the temple are bright and the intricate detail is fabulous. There is no entry fee which was unusual.

Everybody had to take their shoes off prior to entering into the temple area. This temple is very much a working temple and during my visit, there were many people there who were praying.

I was glad that I had taken the time to visit.

Visited March 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“The temple that will always stay close to my heart...”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

To those who visit Mylapore-You are entering a divine land. The cosmic rays are seen everywhere in Mylapore. The main attraction of this place is Kapaleeshwarar temple."Aadum mayilai uruveduthu" says a poet while he sings about the goddess of this temple. Lord Parvathi took the form of a peacock and worshipped lord shiva. He appeared before her,accepted her wish and the idols depicting the same can be seen in the temple under the punnai tree (sthala vriksham).The temple has a magnificient gopuram. The place is so beautiful that it is always crowded.Lord Kapali and lordess Karpagam reside in every mylaporean's heart. The arupathumoovar festival celebrated in the month of panguni is very famous. People from many cities visit the temple during that time to seek the blessings of the lord. For those people who believe in god and are fond of architectural extravaganza, Kapaleeshwarar temple is the best spot to visit.

Visited March 2013
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