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Corner view of the main mandapam and stone ratham, Chennakesavasvami Temple, Sompalle, Madanapalle taluk, Cuddapah district

Photograph of a corner of the main mandapam and
the stone ratham of the Chennakesavasvami Temple at Somapalem,
Cuddapah district, taken by a photographer of the Archaeological
Survey of India around 1900-01. This Hindu temple was built in the
16th century during the Vijayanagara period. In front of the
unfinished pyramidal tower of the gateway stands a monolithic
lamp-column 18 metres high. Its sh…