Kapaleeswarar Temple - Tamil Nadu
Kapaleeswarar Temple : is located in place called Chidambaram of Cuddalore disctict which is 235 kms from chennai. Chidambaram Kapaleeswarar is an eighth century Pallava temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
This temple is a superb manifestation of the quintessential Dravidian architecture with its huge and elaborately carved gopuram soaring into the sky. This ancient Siva temple is a delightful introduction to Dravidian temple sculpture and architecture. Fragmentary inscriptions in the Chidambaram Kapaleeswarar temple can be traced back to 1250 AD. The structure as it stands today is a refurbished one which was reconstructed by the
Vijayanagara kings in the sixteenth century. The stucco gods, goddesses and saints depict important Puranic legends. The temple courtyard has The Punnai tree which is one of oldest tree. The Punnai tree shades a small shrine that depicts the popular legend of how Mylapore got its name.
How to Reach Kapaleeswarar :
By Air : Nearest airport in Tiruchirapalli (195 km) and Chennai (245 km).
By Rail : Chidambaram lies on the Madras-Tiruchirapalli main line of the Southern Railway. It is connected with Tiruchirapalli (195 km), Chennai (245 km) , Madurai (335 km), Rameshwaram (575 km), Bangalore (340 km), and Tirupati (290 km).
By Road : State transport buses and private buses connecting Chidambaram are frequently available to various places in south india states.