This temple is an incredible architectural feat that speaks volumes of the expertise of the artisans of the age. Chenna Kesava Swamy Temple is rich in architecture representing the Vijayanagara style. The temple is situated on the banks of the Gundlakamma River. The temple Gopuram can be seen from 5 km away from the city as it is very tall. Markapur is also a popular pilgrim destination because of the Sri Lakshmi Chennakesava Swamy temple built by the Vijayanagar rulers between 1405-1459 A.D. Along with magnificently sculptured gopurams, the temple has a beautiful 40 - pillared mandapam with carvings of Krishna, Anjaneya, Garuda, Lakshmi and Vigneshwara with their respective vahanas. Six musical pillars that produce the 7 musical notes when tapped is a notable point in the Kalyana Mandapam of the temple.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.