Mylapore, also called Thirumayilai, is the cultural hub located in the southern part of Chennai. Mylapore is popular for its tree-lined avenues which include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Katcheri seasons and Ramakrishna Math, etc. The original Kapaleeshwarar Temple was invaded and demolished by the Portuguese, and they built San Thome Basilica which has the tomb of Thomas the Apostle.

The place is famous for number of temples. Some of them are mentioned herein below:

Kapaleeswarar Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that sage Kasyapar used to worship Lord Shiva in this temple. Along with Lord Shiva, goddess Parvati is also worshipped here.

Ramakrishna Math

This temple is dedicated to Shri Ramkrishna Paramhamsa, Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. The memorial combines both South Indian architecture and its own. People from all caste, creed, religion are allowed to participate in the aarti and bhajan.

Theerthapaleeswarar Temple

Located on Antisana Street in Triplicane, this is an age old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to history, sage Agasthya and Adri worshipped Lord Shiva here. Many sages performed Argya here, thus it is called an Argya Shakti Divya Sthala.

Madhava Perumal Temple

It is one of the most ancient temples in India. Sri Vishnu as Madhava Perumal and divine Mother Shakti as Amruthavalli Thayar are worshipped in this temple. Krishna, Amruddha Valli, Anda, Ram-Laxman-Sita, Hanuman, Bhoo Varaha, etc. are the other deities worshipped in this temple.

Last Updated on : November 30, 2016