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The Kapali Temple or the Kapaleeshwarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and located in Mylapore in Chennai. This temple is another example of the Dravidian Architecture - having been built by the Pallavas around the 7th Century AD. Historians opine that the Kapaleeshwarar temple was originally built in the place where the famous Santhome Church stands. The temple was damaged by the Portuguese and later rebuilt/restored/relocated at its current location which is about 2 kms from the seashore in Mylapore by the Vijayanagara Kings in the 16th Century.

This is a popular Hindu temple and no Hindu and especially the South Indian Hindus would miss visiting this temple having come to Chennai.

For photographers this place is a sheer delight for portraits in natural light, street photography and candid shots and facilitates unlimited opportunities. These are pictures taken during a photowalk with a few fellow photographers from the Photographic Society of Madras on June 09, 2013.

Please enjoy the pictures.

Shankar Adisesh
The East Facing "Gopura"Flower SellerCloseup of the Flower SellerSmile plus Dental ClinicNanam or the Symbol of Vaishnava - Followers of God VishnuNamam or Symbol of Vaishnavas - Followers of God VishnuCatch em young!  - To learn the scriptures.A Temple dedicated to God VishnuA Pious Devotee of God VishnuVishnu TempleWhat Could This Be??The Enigmatic SmileLight & Shadow"Kaapi" - the Tamilian way of saying CoffeeRed faceGetting Ready for the Day's PrayerRelaxedA view of the Kapaleeshwara TempleAnother view of the Kapaleeshwarar TempleAn Interesting Icon

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Keywords:KapaleeshwararTemple, Candids, Chennai, Kapalitemple, SouthIndia, Strretphotography