Chennai is India’s fourth largest city, and also goes by the name of Madras. The city is known to be more approachable than its counterparts of New Delhi and Bangalore. One of the best things to do in India and Chennai is to sample the mouth-watering range of cuisines available. Shopping in Chennai is also a pleasurable experience, and the range of sarees and handicrafts are exciting. There are many popular tourist attractions to visit while in the city, such as San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeshwar Temple, George Town, Valluvar Kottam, Little Mount, Ramakrishna Mutt Temple, Marina Beach and Amaravathi.
Kapaleeshwar Temple in Chennai is known to be the oldest temple in the city. It was built in the 8th century making it a cultural and national gem. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the suburb of Mysore. As with many Hindu temples, the architecture is eye catching and there are many a festival and religious practices that take place on a daily basis, including four pujas (form of prayer) done at the temple. On Fridays visitors can see the statue of goddess Karpagambal adorned with a garland made of gold coins. Visiting the temple is a cultural experience and adventure. One must make sure to wear conservative clothing and for women it is best to keep your shoulders and knees covered, whilst maintaining utmost modesty.
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