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Kapaleeshwarar Temple Chennai, Tamilnadu

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Mother Parvati did the tenacity Here at Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Kapaleeshwarar temple is the most popular and ancient temple located at Mylapore area in Chennai. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Every day the huge crowd of devotees arises at this temple. A large pond is located just in front of this temple.

Kapaleeshwarar temple is supposed to be a fine example of Dravidian architecture. It is said that this temple was built in the seventh century by the Pallava kings. The current structure of this temple had been built in the sixteenth century by the kings of Vijayanagar.

The main hall of the temple is made of black stones. The temple has two main doors, which made huge gopuram. The main gopuram of the temple is 120 feet high, which was built in the year 1906. It believes that Mother Parvati did the prayer for a long time to get to Lord Shiva at the same site. Therefore, It is considered the temple of fulfilling wishes. Kapaleeshwarar temple complex has also a temple dedicated to Mother Parvati. It is said that power did adoration to get Lord Shiva in the form of a peacock. Myle means peacock in Tamil and therefore this region is known as Mylapore. It is called that temple complex has that tree where mother Parvati sat down and prayed for the long-term. Shiva is worshiped in the temple as ‘Kapaleeshwara’. The Shiva Lingam is mounted here.

In Shaiv tradition of poetry ‘Tevaram’ of Tamil has mentioned the temple of Kapaleeshwarar. Naynar, the devotional Tamalian poet hymns of Lord Shiva. There are 63 sculptures of Nayanars installed in the gigantic hall located at both side of temple. The temple complex has also a cowshed. People decorate beautiful Rangoli with fruits and offering it to the Lord Shiva in the temple premises.¬† Brahmotsav is celebrated in Kapaleeshwarar temple in the month of¬†Phaagun (‘Paanguni in Tamil’, Feb-March) which is the biggest festival of the year and takes a form of huge fair and it is something as like ‘Vasantotsav’.

Opening Time of Kapaleeshwarar Temple Chennai:

Morning Evening
6.00 AM to 12.30 PM 4.00 PM to 9.30 PM

How to Reach Kapaleeshwarar Temple:

You can take bus from the major Bus Terminal Broadway of Chennai to reach Mylapore. It is approx 8 km away from Chennai Central.

Chennai is very well connected through Rail, Road & Air Network from all the major cities of India.

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