Pushpagiri Temple Kadapa


Chenna kesava Swamy Temple is located about 10-15 kilometres North of Kadapa. The temple has a history of more than 2,000 years old. The Pushpagiri Temple complex where the temple is situated is on the banks of the Pennar River in Cuddapah District. Located on hill, there are eight temples collectively known as Pushpagiri Temple. The famous Chennakesava Swamy temple is one among these temples. Its magnificent carving is a famed pilgrim spot for both Vaishnavas and Saivas. The entrance is surmounted by a lofty five-storeyed gopuram. The exterior walls contain the sculptures that are built of limestone. The sculptures include those of Lord Shiva dancing with four and eight hands, Shiva and Arjuna fighting, Arjuna’s penance, Arjuna getting ‘Pasupatastra’ from Shiva, Seshasayana, scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata, dancers, rows of warriors and other carvings with various animal and floral motifs and fancifully engraved pillars.