Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai (Madras)

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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Alexander Litvinov
Moscow, Russia10 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
This temple is terrible and should be avoided. Temple rules are discriminatory on religious grounds. Only Hindus are allowed in the temple. A shame!
Written 18 June 2022
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Shankar B
New Delhi, India3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Excellent temple in Chennai with all deities and facilities are great.you cannot see such type of temples with surrounding areas with shops and establishments. Not to be missed.
Written 4 May 2022
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niluanu
Chennai (Madras), India443 contributions
Feb 2022
Kapaleeshwarar Temple is one the most famous Hindu temples in Chennai. Located in Mylapore, this is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva., The temple has several shrines and open from 5am till 12 noon and again from 4pm till 9pm. It is worth visiting both for the religious significance as well as the architectural beauty. Parking space for cars is limited and entry to the temple is free
Written 28 February 2022
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Ajith sarma
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India265 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
A big Saiva temple.

At the centre of the city, with main deities if ammal looking west and kaapaleeswar looking north.
There are other deities, of Vinayagar , singaravelan and Subramanian.

Very vast space to have calmness for mind
Written 13 December 2021
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Sanath Kumar
Bengaluru, India1,199 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Superb place to visit, with all the basic hygiene in place .. must visit

All the spiritual feelings that once can get are found in this temple
Written 12 September 2021
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Mr. Kumar
Chennai (Madras), India29 contributions
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
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
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, India961 contributions
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
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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Kapaleeshwarar Temple is open:
  • Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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