Thirumayilai or Mylapore is one of the most important cultural hubs in the history of Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Mylapore is known for its famous Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple, the ancient architecture, the rituals and the popular festival of Arubathu Moovar (a procession of bronze images of the 63 Saiva saints). The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, has been mentioned in the beautiful hymns of the 7th century saint, Thirugnana Sambandar, in his Devaram, and is well-known for its rich mythological stories. The seat of music, dance, art and history, the streets around the temple represent the vibrant culture of Tamil Nadu. This walk will focus on the antiquity of Mylapore and the temple through its many associated stories.
This guided tour is free.