Kapaleshvara Temple


This Shaiva temple was built in the 17th century; its present gopura dates from the early 20th century.

Today's Kapaleshvara is located inland from the site of its first incarnation, a vanished (7th century) shore temple. The 7th century temple, which had long ago become severely damaged by shoreline erosion, was demolished in the 16th century by the Portuguese.