Chennakesava Temple Markapur reflects Vijayanagara style of construction. Temple is located on banks of the river Gundlakamma. Temple Tower can be viewed even from the very long distance. Temple tower is of 135 feet tall.
In the month of December, Sun rays pass through Gopuram and touches the feet of the deity for 20 mins in a day, which is a marvellous engineering. This event occurs for 12 days in the month of Dec. This temple was built by the Vijayanagara rulers during 1405 - 1459 A.D. Temple walls and Gopuram were filled with rich carvings.
It is said that Lord Vishnu killed the demon Kesi at this place. The Main deity Chenna Kesava Swamy was accompanied by His Consort Goddess Lakshmi in the Sanctum Sanctorum.