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Kaaraneeswarar Temple

Also known as the Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple, this is located in the Mylapore District of Chennai. This temple is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva who is worshipped here in the form of Kapaleeswarar. The temple is built in the typical Dravidian type of architecture with gopurams and carvings. As usual the idol is placed inside what is called the inner temple or garbagriha or the sanctum sanctorum. The temple dates back to the 7th Century and was built during the short rule of the Tuluva Dynasty. The lord here is wprshipped along with his consort Goddess Parvathi.