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.