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Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai (கபாலீச்வரர்)

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Location:

The Kapaleeswarar Temple is located at the Mylapore Tank bus stop in the R.K Mutt Road, Mylapore, Chennai. Just near the temple is the Ramakrishna Math Ashram.

Description:

The Kapaleeswarar Temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Kapaleeswarar and Divine Mother Shakti as Karpagambal.

A Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam:


The famous Kapaleeswarar Temple at Mylapore, Chennai, in Tamil Nadu is a Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam. Devi Parvati (as Karpagambal) in the form of a peacock (Mayil in Tamil) is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here. Hence the place is called Mylapore. Thirugnana Sambandar, restored the life of Poompavai, the daughter of a devotee of Lord Shiva (Sivanesa Chettiar) from the ashes (after she died of a snake bite) in this place.

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