The beauty of the grand temple can be witnessed with the 70 ft main building which also includes two corridors surrounding the east. If you delve deeper into the history, this is one of the places from where Goddess Parvati took the form of a peacock to worship Lord Shankar. It is also a fact worth your attention that this is a newly built temple because of the original temple being submerged into the sea. Presently visited temple is approximately 3 1/2 centuries old. Kapaleeswaram has a long story involving its name where the term Kapala meaning came into the picture. It is believed that Lord Krishna brought down one of the heads of Lord Brahma.