Kapaleeshwar Temple

Language : English | Temple | Audios

General Information

Timings  

6.00 am to 8 pm

Entry charges

Free

Dress Ethics

There are no prescribed details. It’s a place of worship.  Use your judgement.

Photography is allowed inside, you may have to buy a separate ticket for the camera.

Facilities

Drinking Water :

Available inside the temple.

Toilets :

Toilets facility is available

Parking :

Parking in this area is a bit of a struggle.  For two-wheelers you can find parking around the temple, however for four wheelers, you will need to try on the eastern entrance of the temple.

Checklist

  • Best to carry an Umbrella /Cap / Hat:    The place is all open air.  This area being tropical weather, it tends to get very warm during the day and is very hot during the summers.
  • Carry your earphones/headphones
  • Power bank / Battery pack for your phone
  • Data network – you will have a longer battery time if you are off the mobile data network. So when you are using the audio guide, you may want to get off the network.

The Basics

It is good to refresh our memory on these basics.  In South India, almost all of the key monuments will have references to gods, goddesses and mythological tales.  Knowing these will help one appreciate the work by artists.

History

The temple is typical Dravidian style.  Main sanctums followed by several smaller shrines, pillared halls, and towering entrance gateways

In the Hindu belief system, the temples are usually deep rooted in mythology.