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Kapaleeshwar Temple

Mylapore, Chennai 600004, India
+91 90433 25105
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This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
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Mylapore, Chennai 600004, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple is grand and breathtaking. There are many Hindu rituals going on all the time, but access to religious ceremonies is not allowed. You need to take your shoes off at the entrance and I suggest wearing socks and putting your shoes in bags...More

Thank Katia U
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its located in the centre of city and easily accessible also. The temple is clean and darshan is made good. It has timings, check for it before going. Many chats/snack tuck shops are there right outside.

Thank Smitha201710
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous Temple and the surrounding area little stalls and shops all sell Temple related goods and offerings, which is quite interesting, watch out for greedy rickshaw drivers here. I was quote 600Rps and for a short trip, that I had heard from a local should...More

Thank 356lynn1953
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is the 1st favourable place to visit in chennai, one should really visit this place. The temple is very big and having very good architecture, several festival organised there , the place is always crowded , The road to reach there is little narrow.

Thank krishabh k
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a temple of Shiva located in Mylapore, Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The form of Shiva's consort Parvati worshipped at this temple is called Karpagambal is from Tamil, ("Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree"). The temple was built around the 7th century CE in Dravidian architecture.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent temple in Chennai as all posts say and we were lucky enough to visit on a religious holiday which although crowded made much more memorable. Usual going ons outside so expect to meet some of the most friendly and knowledgeable tuk tuk drivers in...More

Thank cliff1608
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice place to visit. Very near to few other attractions in the city so a must visit. The only challenge is parking of a four wheeler.

Thank Saurav237
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not much of a temple person, would anytime prefer church, monasteries over temple visit But south indian temples are different, just like Jain Temples! They are so much clean, they are so much informative and even if you are not much into worshipping/chanting...More

Thank Rachna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly amazing sight. Not one of the biggest in Tamil Nadu, but full of atmoshpere. The ONE sight one cannot miss in Chennai.

Thank _FabioP_trips_
Reviewed 1 week ago

The said Lord Siva temple, an ancient one with a touch of Dravidian culture stands for itself in the crowd for its distinguished design and holiness.A must visit place for a Siva's Devotee !!!

Thank Prasad B
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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Rajib R
29 December 2017|
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Response from KrupaRajendran | Reviewed this property |
Please contact temple administrative office (which is within the premise of the temple) and they will be able to help you.
manoj k
24 December 2017|
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Response from Arpita D | Reviewed this property |
I didnt ask the authority over there, so dont have concrete information about it... But when i visited there, the gates of the ponds were closed, and the locals over there were saying that - its only open for any ceremonial... More
26 January 2015|
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Response from rahulsethhyundai | Reviewed this property |
morning 5:30 to 12 evening- 5-9 pm