Built in the seventh century and dedicated to Lord Shiva the Arulmigu Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a major sacred site for the Hindus, a beautiful place to visit in Chennai. Situated in the suburb of Chennai at a place called Mylapoore 10 kilometres away from the heart of Chennai city, it is one of the oldest temples in Tamil Nadu.
According to the historians the temple was built by the Pallavas, but it has Dravidian style of architecture with giant gopuram (tower), which has a height of 37 meters. The temple wall has encryption that dates back to 1250 AD, the original temple was destroyed by the Portuguese and later rebuilt by Vijay Nagar Kings in 16th century. The temple tank vibrant colours, brilliant architecture and diverse statues make it a unique place to visit in Chennai.
Major festivals related with this temple includes Brahmotsavam or ‘Arupathumoovar’ Festival, Theppa Thiruvizha Float Festival, Navaratri Festival, and Vasanta Utsavam.
05:00 AM to 09:00PM
Closed on Monday
Chennai International Airport 17.7 km.
Chennai Central Bus Stand 8 km.
Chennai Central Railway Station 8km
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