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North-east view of Chennakesavasvami Temple, Sompalle, Madanapalle taluk, Cuddapah district

Photograph 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 shaft is carved with
scrollwork motif. Inside the enclos…