Kapaleeswarar Temple

Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore is dedicated to Lord Siva . The intricate designs and sculptures on the “Gopuram” of this temple attract every one. The legend says that Goddess Parvathi worshipped Lord Siva in the form of a peacock- “Mayil” in Tamil - that gave the name to this part of the city. According to another legend, Saint Thirugnana Sambandar brought back a dead girl to life upon composing and chanting a hymn on the presiding deity. This temple celebrates its yearly festival in March-April every year for ten days. The Arupathumoovar (the sixty-three) festival on the tenth day is one of the highlights of this festival, which attracts pilgrims from far and near.

Time : Morning 6.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Evening 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Chennai - 4.
Tel : 24941670.