Sompalle Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple is situated in Somaplle Village, Madanapalle, Andhrapradesh. Chennakesava Temple is 50 Km northwest of Madanapalle and 37 Km from Horsley Hills. Chennakesava Swamy is the presiding deity and he is an incarnation of Sri Vishnu. This Dwajastamba is 52 feet with wonderful carvings throughout. This temple was built in the 16th century with black stone.
This temple was built by a local ruler of the last Cholas and was significantly developed during the Vijayanagara period. It is the temple of Divtala, the Second Tala in brick having Kostha, Panjara and Sala. It has a cornice with slight protrusions in the central part.
The great feature that stands out in the temple is the intricate and skilled fabrication in the temple, the mandapa in front of the three secondary shrines and the roof of the Mukhamandapa. The temple is known for its monolithic and multiple pillars.
A product of the exuberance of the architecture of the early 16th century AD. The delicacy and craftsmanship exhibited at the Kalyana Mandapa and Asthana Mandapa belong to the original and far superior talented artists of the time. Wall art depicting scenes from the Ramayana can be seen on the ceiling of the Maha Mandapa.