Kapaleeswarar Temple

Kapaleeswarar Temple

  • Chennai
  • Tamil Nadu
  • India
Amont Things to Do in Chennai
  • Dedicated to Lord Shiva
  • Established 7th Century CE
  • Time Required 1-2 hours
  • Entry Fee No entry fee
  • visiting hours 5:30 AM - 10 PM

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Kapaleeswarar Temple, Chennai Overview

This ancient Siva temple, situated at Mylapore is little more that 350 years old and is considered by Hindus to be one of the most sacred Hindu, sites in Southern Part of India. The temple is the biggest in the city and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It contains inscriptions dating back to the 13th century AD, and is a fine specimen of the Dravidian style of architecture. The 37 metre gopuram is especially noteworthy for its intricate carvings depicting tales from Hindu mythology.

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