Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai

Kapaleeshwarar Temple
4.5
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
About
This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Mr. Kumar
Chennai, India28 contributions
Historical temple
Mar 2021 • Solo
Great place to visit and evening time it's always very crowded but it feels very good to visit regularly there. Must visit place 😊😊
Written 20 March 2021
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Shivayogi
13 contributions
Family visit
Feb 2021
We have visited Kapaleeshwar Temple at Mylapore, Chennai twice in the month of Feb 2021, after a gap of almost 20 years. We visited morning around 7-30 AM, which is very appropriate. This is an ancient temple and Icon of Chennai, we had very good Darshan of Swamy and Amman. Very nice, and satisfied visit after a long gap. Unlike other temples, priests behave very decent and doesn't expect anything from devotees.
The area outside the temple i.e around is very crowded with lot of shops hence the cleanliness to be increased.

Shivayogi
Bangalore
Written 18 February 2021
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JohnBenso786
4 contributions
Traditional temple
Dec 2020
Must visit the temple in Chennai, an icon for Chennai. visit it if you get a chance "om Namah Shivaya"
Written 31 January 2021
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Preeti C
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India933 contributions
Architecture and sculptures are worth visiting
Dec 2020
This is an ancient temple and I visited in the evening around 5 pm , temple closes from 1-4pm so plan your visit accordingly. The pooja ceremony is worth watching as is the beautiful architecture. This place is very popular for photography and shootings though clicking the idols is not allowed.
I also like that there were no touts here.
No head covering is needed .
Written 2 January 2021
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PradhanG
4 contributions
Good visit
Nov 2020 • Family
Very nice and clean area around the temple. Good social distancing maintained inside the temple. Very safe.
Written 19 November 2020
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sudhakarn
Chennai District, India1 contribution
oldest temple
Sep 2020
after lockdown i wisit this temple i was happy and all the relive in this situvation ..thank u onces
Written 6 September 2020
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Mohan S
Mumbai141 contributions
Traditional place
Dec 2019
This is one of the famous temples in Chennai. Holiest Hindu temple .everytime while we visiting it gives so divine and peaceful.
Written 1 September 2020
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anu_v
Singapore, Singapore655 contributions
Holy temple
Sep 2019
This is one of the most holiest hindu temples in the world. My relative recommended this temple for us to pray and win blessings. The priest offered us advice and told us to visit it when we are free.
Written 22 August 2020
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saurabh a
Mumbai, India117 contributions
peace all around
Feb 2020 • Solo
First time I visited in 2003 then frequently in 2019 and 2020 , this temple does not need review, it's like you feel going there again and again. Go there to feel it
Written 18 July 2020
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eamesescape
Melbourne, Australia176 contributions
Kapaleeswarar Temple one of the most beautiful temples in Chennai.
Dec 2019
A Morning at Kapaleeswarar Temple Mylapore, Chennai
Kapaleeshwarar temple, Mylapore is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful temples in Chennai.
Dedicated to lord Shiva, this temple has magnificent gopurams and a tank in the west. Shakti worshipped Shiva in the form of a peacock (mayil in Tamil) hence the name Mylapore. The temple was built around 7th century. October to January: This time is considered as the best months to visit Kapaleeshwarar temple. The weather is pleasant and comfortable to explore Chennai.
Written 18 July 2020
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple is open:
  • Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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