The district of Chennai, India is home to one of the most visited temples in the state of Tamil Nadu. The Kapaleeshwarar Temple is an impressive ancient structure built 300–400 years ago in the suburb of Mylapore. Although the inspiration to build the temple was drawn from the desire to replicate an earlier and more ancient temple built during the seventh century which was eventually destroyed by the Portuguese, the Kapaleeshwarar Temple is, nonetheless, a sight to behold with its own rich history to tell.
The temple’s distinctive Dravidian architecture provides temple goers with a strange though pleasant fusion of the ancient and the modern world. On both eastern and western entrances of the temple stand each with one lofty edifice. These pyramid-shaped gateway [Read more…]