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The Unique Temple of Chejarla Kapotheshwara

The lord Kapotheshwara temple in the Chejarla village, is probably the only temple in the whole of India dedicated to Lord Siva as Kapotheshwara. The deity is in Lingakara. Siva is here represented as Kapotheshwara, who gave a portion of his own body in order to save a pigeon that took refuge with him. Curiously, in the image of the Linga there are even today large cavities as if portions have been scooped or cut out, and these are said to be the places of the body, from which the Lord cut off his own flesh, in order to save the life of the Kapotha.

Chejarla Images

Wonders & Tourist Attractions

  • Unique temple for lord Kapotheswara
  • The shape of Shiva Lingam & story behind it here is a wonder
  • Beautiful green surroundings of farm-fields and hills
  • Unique sculpture of the temple
  • Lord Subrahmanyam temple, which is famous as ill-healing temple
  • Other Shiva temples near by to explore.

Address of Chejarla

Chejarla village is located in Nekarikallu Mandal, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 522615.

How to Reach

Chejarla village is located at 10 km away from to Hyderabad - Addanki high way and near to Narasaraopet town.

  • Distance From: Hyderabad- 238 km, Vijayawada - 128 km, Guntur - 78 km, Piduguralla - 34 km, Narasaraopet - 31 km
  • Nearest Airport: Hyderabad, Vijayawada.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Piduguralla (Hyderabad - Guntur line), Narasaraopet(Vijayawada,Guntur - Bangalore line)
  • Nearest Bus Station: Narasaraopet.
  • Transport: Reach Vipperla or Gudipadu on Hyderabad - Addanki road. Take chejarla road and drive 10 km from there to reach Chejarla.

    Buses available from Narasaraopet.

Where to Stay

Budget hotels available at Narasaraopet town(38 km). Good hotels available in Guntur City.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Anytime is okay, but it is colorful to visit during festival times

Things to Take Care

Temple is closed afternoon 12pm to 5pm.

Visiting Places near Chejarla