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Chejerla Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. The presiding deity is called Kapotheswara Swamy. This temple includes three types of architecture called the Nagara, the Vesara, and the Dravidian. From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built during 3rd and 4th Centuries A.D.


Lord here in this temple can be seen in Lingakara. The deity Kapotheswara, who gave a portion of his own body in order to save a pigeon which took refuge with him. Even today, one can see the large cavities on the Idol, as if portions have been scooped or cut out. It is said that the cavities on the Idol were formed when the Lord cut off his own flesh while trying to save the life of a Pigeon .The Idol can be seen here with the head cut off and on top of the Linga, there are two large cavities. The cavities in the Idol absorbs the Abhisheka Tirtha and no one known to where this Tirtha is flowing. One can feel the smell of raw flesh and can see the blood flow out of this Idol.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Guntur is well connected with all parts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and with major cities in Karnataka. From Guntur Bus station Temple is 79 km away.

The nearest railway station is at NarasaraoPet, which is 30 km from this temple

By Air

The nearest airport is at Gannavaram which is 145 km away. Hyderabad International airport is 239 km from this temple

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