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Kapaleeswarar Temple

This ancient Siva temple, situated at Mylapore is little more that 350 years old and is considered by Hindus to be one of the most sacred Hindu, sites in Southern Part of India. The temple is the biggest in the city and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

It contains inscriptions dating back to the 13th century AD, and is a fine specimen of the Dravidian style of architecture. The 37 metre gopuram is especially noteworthy for its intricate carvings depicting tales from Hindu mythology.

Some other special features of the temple are the Bronze statues of 63 Saivite saints, the figures of these 63 nayanmars are carried in a colorful procession on the eighth day of the 10-day Arupathumoovar temple festival held in March-April every year.

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