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About Us:Chenna Kesava Swamy Temple

Situated on the banks of the Gundlakamma river , this bustling town caters to 80% of the country's demand for slates and slate pencils. It is also a popular piligrim destination because of the Sri Lakshmi Chennakesava Swamy temple , built by the Vijayanagar rulers between 1405-1459 A.D. Apart from magnificently sculptured gopurams , the temple has a beautiful 40-pillered mandapam with carvings of Krishna , Anjaneya , Garuda , Lakshmi &Vigneshwara with their respective vahanas. In the Kalyana Mandapam there are 6 musical pillars that produce the 7 musical notes when tapped. The unique feature of the temple is that every year , from 16th December to 14th January , the sun's rays at dawn enter the sanctum sanctorm , through specially placed windows , and fall at the feet of the deity. An incredible architectural feat that speaks volumes of the expertise of the artisans of the age.


Markapuram,Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh

Temple Timings

06.00 am to 08:30 pm.

How to Reach

Markapur is Located on the Thokapalli - Nadayal State Highway. Now also it located on Nakrekal - Tirupathi 565 National Highway, which was passing through Markapur Town. Town has APSRTC bus station located opposite ABM High School. There are frequent buses to district headquarters Ongole. People who wants to visit Srisailam (Famous Shiva Temple-One of the Dwaadasa Jyothirlingams) from long distance can get down at Markapur railway station and reach Srisailam by bus from this town. The bus frequency to Hyderabad is also great.100 buses above in our markapur city. Bus Frequency from Markapur RTC Bustand: Markapur To Ongole - Every Halfen Hour One Galaxy express bus from 5AM to 7.30PM(Total 40 Buses), Every One Hour One Ordinary Bus(Total 20 Buses) from 5AM To 8PM.; Markapur To Vijayawada Total 15 Buses.; Markapur To Hyderabad Total 22 Buses from 7.30AM To 11.30PM.; Markapur To Macherla - Every Halfen Hour Ordinery Bus(Total 32 services) from 5AM to 7PM.;Markapur To Bangalore - 5PM(Via Nandyal), 7PM(Via Kadapa). Markapur To Kadapa - Every 1 1/2 hour One bus from 2AM To 10PM(Total 15 Buses); Markapur To Srisailam - Every 45 Min One Bus(Total 30 Buses) from 5AM To 9PM.; Markapur To Kurnool Total 12 Buses.; Railways[edit] Railway station ( Markapur Road ) is 4 km from town. It is a part of the Guntur division of South Central Railway division. City bus shuttles to and fro between town and railway station as per the train timings. The railway line from Vijayawada to Guntakal passes through this station.


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