South-east view of Dvajastambham, Chennakesavasvami Temple, Sompalle, Madanapalle taluk, Cuddapah district
Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Dvajastambham in front of the Chennakesavasvami Temple at Somapalem, Cuddapah district, taken by a photographer of the Archaeological Survey of India around 1900-01. This Hindu temple was built in the 16th century during the Vijayanagara period. In front of the unfinished pyramidal tower of the gateway stands a monolithic lamp-column 18 metres high. Its shaft is carved with scrollwork motif. The interior of the temple is very ornate.