Kapaleeshwar Temple in Chennai

Marvel at the typical Dravidian architecture of Kapaleeshwar Temple

Marvel at the typical Dravidian architecture of Kapaleeshwar Temple | Photo credit: Vinoth Chandar/flickr

Kapaleeshwar Temple Overview

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Dating back to the 7th century, Kapaleeshwar Temple is a fine example of Dravidian architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati (who is worshipped in the form of Karpagambal - Goddess of the Wishing Tree), the temple is a marvel of beauty and architecture. There are two entrances to the temples with a gopuram (tower-like) on both the sides.

Inside the temple, the shrines are seated on a chariot. Many pilgrims come here just to pull the vehicle and consider this action as auspicious. Every Friday, Karpagambal is honoured with a gold coin garland.

If you visit the temple around Brahmotsavam (mid-March to mid-April), Panguni and Arupathimoovar, be prepared to witness huge crowds and festive processions.

  • Opening Closing Time 5:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm

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Mylapore, Chennai- 600004