San Thome Church
The history of this church is fascinating. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers over the tomb of St. Thomas, an apostle of Jesus. But in 1893, it was rebuilt by the British with the status of a cathedral. The neo-gothic style of architecture is something not witnessed easily these days, which makes this one a luxury to the catholics in Chennai and all over.
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.