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Kapaleeshwar Temple

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Address: Mylapore, Chennai (Madras) 600004, India
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+91 94443 27475
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Mon 05:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:30
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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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A must to visit in Chennai

This tenple is very impressive mostly because of the amazing number of gods you can see on the temple building. It is a short and nice visit to walk Inside. A small market can... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This tenple is very impressive mostly because of the amazing number of gods you can see on the temple building. It is a short and nice visit to walk Inside. A small market can be seen next to the temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best temple I visited in Chennai! Very centrally located in Mylapore and the surrounding areas are very interesting as well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Storytrails tour which was very good. If you are not a Hindu you need all the help you can get coping with the 350 million Hindu gods!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of atmosphere and many things to see. Well located, ´with lots of shops, restaurants and a market around. Go there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kapaleswarar temple is like a oasis in the desert.Temple was very peaceful and spiritual, there are many temples of Lord Shiva. This temple is well maintained and one gets visiting an ancient temple feeling. It is neat and clean.

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Beautiful place to visit in Chennai. I liked it very much. One of the best temple in this fantastic city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best temples to visit in Chennai. Great gopurams, a good tank and lots to see. A good place to come if you've just arrived in India and are wondering what to see first.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The temple is located in the city of Chennai near(2 km) from Santhome beach. It is an old temple and the Lords of the Temple Shiva and Karpagambal are unique and one has to see to experience the divinity. Nayanmar Saints had composed songs on this temple presiding deity Shiva. A divine gift to visit this temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chennai is a metropolitan cums cosmopolitan city and is always busy. In this busy city, Kapaleswarar temple is like a oasis in the desert. This temple is well maintained and one gets visiting an ancient temple feeling. It is neat and clean and offers lot of sentimental and religious values.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large temple but not daunting that I visited whilst doing a walking tour (Chennai Magic - great experience) of Mylapore in Chennai. It was the first of many temples that I visited in Tamil Nudu and the one I remember most readily (apart from Tanjour). You can't visit Chennai without going to see it.

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