The Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai is nearly 3,000 years old.

Chennai’s Kapaleeswarar Temple offers an amazing experience for tourists visiting the Indian city, which is located on the Coromandel Coast, in the Bay of Bengal.

A shrine to Shiva, the temple can be found in the Mylapore suburb of the city and is believed to be nearly 3,000 years old.

The temple is used to worship Shiva’s wife Parvati, a Hindu Goddess that makes up the gentle side of the Great Goddess Mahadevi. Visitors can explore the awe-inspiring site either in the morning, from 6am to 1pm, or later in the day, from 4pm to 8pm.

India’s tourism board also highlights the Gujarati Shwetambar Murtipujak Jain Mandir as one of the city’s most important places to worship.

This is arguably the most significant Jainist temple in Chennai. Jainism is an Indian religion whose central philosophy is non-violence towards all living beings.

While in Chennai, also make sure to check out the world-class botanical gardens at Semmozhi Poonga, which spreads out over 20 acres and boasts more than 500 different species of plants.

Written by Erin Marshall

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