Markapur, Chennakesava swamy Temple

Markapur is a town in Prakasam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Markapur mandal in Markapur revenue division

Markapur-arranged around 100 km (62 mi) east of Kurnool and around three miles north-east of the Vijayawada-Guntakal Railway line. The town's name is gotten from a milk servant by name Marika who was said to have been graced with a child by Chennakesava swamy. The woman in recognition of this occasion developed a little sanctuary. Before long subsequently a town developed round and about this sanctuary and was known as Marikapuram. By afflux of time this name advanced into Markapur. The sanctuary initially built by Marika formed into a major and a well known sanctuary committed to Sri Chennakesava swamy at the hour of ruler Sri Krishna devaraya who controlled Rayalaseema.
This town was a piece of Kurnool District until 1971. Yerragondapalem, Markapuram, Giddalur talukas, which were in Kurnool region till 1971 was cut out and made new locale alongside Kanigiri, Podili, Darsi, Kandukur from Nellore District and Ongole and chirala from Guntur area.

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