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Gods of Mylapore, a heritage walk in Chennai

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Stop At: Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple, Kapaleesvarar, Kesava Perumal Sannathi St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India

Mylapore is an ancient site with written records dating back to the 1st century AD. It is a land of many Gods! We will begin this culture walk at Kapaaleswar Temple, the most famous temple in Mylapore. The Temple is the epicenter of Mylapore and our guide will demystify all the fantastic rituals that are happening in the temple!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 31 RK Mutt Rd, Chennai (Madras) India

We will visit the monastery and universal temple of Ramakrishna, one of India's greatest philosophers. Our cultural evangelist will explain his contribution to Indian philosophy, his belief in harmony of religions. And his stellar work in acting as a bridge between the ancient and modern worlds.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: San Thome Church, 38 San Thome High Road, Chennai (Madras) 600004 India

We visit the principal church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras & Mylapore. Its a mesmerizing experience inside the neo gothic style Basilica. The shrine preserves a small bone and the lance that pierced through Saint Thomas in the year 52.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chennai Marina Lighthouse, Marina Beach Road, Marina Beach, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India

Walk ends at Light House on the Marina Beach. The view from the top of the second longest beach in the world is breadth-taking and is a fitting end to this culture walk in Chennai.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: 5 Senses Walks, Chennai (Madras) India

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Reviewed 20 May 2019 via mobile

Dhanalakshmi must be the most passionate guide around. She was knowledgeable and explained the places enthusiastically. You can tell that Dhanalakshmi is very proud of her city and is very happy to show us as much as she can - she even brought us to...More

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5SensesWalksChennai, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

Thanks for your kind review. It was our pleasure hosting you on the Gods of Mylapore walk. I am so glad you enjoyed the legends as well as the temple experience where we demystified the rituals!

Reviewed 11 March 2019

We had an amazing day learning about the colorful Gods of India. Kannan took us to some amazing places of worship including the Kapalleswar Temple, Ramakrishna Mutt and the San Thome Basilica. The 2 standout experiences were the colourful rituals explained to us by kannan...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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5SensesWalksChennai, Manager at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2019

Thank you so much for this kind review. It was our pleasure hosting you. I am so glad you enjoyed the stories and legends and the scientific explanations behind the seemingly complex rituals.

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