Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple or Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple (official name) is an ancient temple in Dravidian architecture at Mylapore, Chennai. Shiva’s consort, Parvati in the form of Karpagambal is the main deity at this temple.
Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple was built by Vijayanagar rulers of the Tuluva Dynasty which reigned from 1491 to 1570 CE. Original temple is believed to be a temple built by Pallavas during the 7th century.
There are two gokurams (entrances) to temple on Eastern and Western sides. The Eastern gopuram is 40 meters in height, while the Western gopuram facing the Temple Tank is smaller in height.
Brahmotsavam is the annual temple festival during the Tamil month of Panguni. Its a 9 day festival during mid March to mid April. Those interested in the Legend and the past history of the temple may check the Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple website.
How Do I Go to Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple?
Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple is situated at the heart of the Chennai city and is well connected by public transport. There are buses from all parts of the city plying through the 4 sides of the temple. There is an MRTS (suburban rail transport network) railway station, very close to the Mylapore temple. Chennai International airport is the nearest airport to Kapaleeswarar Temple at Mylapore.
World Famous Ramakrishna Mutt or Rmakrishna Mission is situated very close to Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple .
Is There Any Good Hotels near Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple?
‘Hotel shelter Mylapore Chennai’ is a good hotel, located very close to the temple; opposite to the SaiBaba Temple, Mylapore (Shirdi Sai Baba). New Woodlands Hotel is a good hotel with vegetarian restaurant at Mylapore, at around 2.5 kilometers from Kapaleeswarar temple. Five Star hotels like My Fortune (previously known as Chola Sheraton), Crowne Plaza Hotel (Previously known as Adayar Park Hotel), etc, are also within 5 kilometers of the temple. There are many budget hotels close to Kapaleeswarar temple.