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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kapaleeswarar Temple

After more than three decades I visited Kapaleeswarar temple in Mylapore Chennai the old madras where I was born and brought up till I became a doctor ,then I moved into my native Kerala .
Nostalgia revisited indeed ,strangely even though there was lot of changes the place still retained its flavour and smells ,many landmarks were still there i may have even bumped into many familiars i could recognise .
The temple itself has a great history and legend ,built in the 7 th century AD it is a temple to Lord Shiva Kapalam means head and Eswarar is Deity ,Shiva had angrily pucked one of the many Kapalams of Brahma who sinned and he prayed here and got it back so says the stalapurana or legend of the temple .

Today was one of the three days when the lord is chaperoned in a festooned barge in the temple tank and many devotees flock to see the spectacle a visual delight ,i missed my SLR though my Samsung did adequate justice and here they are for you to see .

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