Adityesvara temple at Bokkasampalem village – Thondamanadu in Chitoor District in Andhra Pradesh – Kodandarameswara Temple



Adityesvara temple, also known as Kodandarameswara Temple, is a sepulchral temple raised over the corporeal remains of Chola King Adiya by his son Parantaka. The shrine is located at Bokkasampalem village – Thondamanadu in Chitoor District in Andhra Pradesh and is around 7 km from Sri Kalahasti. The shrine was built during the 10th century AD.


Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Kodandarameswara and Mother Goddess Shakti is worshipped as Kamakshi Devi. The main Shivling is nearly 5 feet tall.

The temple faces west and an intricately sculpted Nandi faces the sanctum sanctorum.

The main temple consists of a porch, a narrow antarala and garbhagriha. The wall of the sanctum sanctorum and antarala are plain. Each wall has a devakoshta housing a deity.

The niche in the north wall of the garbhagriha contains the image of standing Brahma.

The koshta in the west wall contains the figure of standing Vishnu, while the koshta in the south wall contains the image of Dakshinamurti.

The koshta in the south wall of the antarala contains the figure of standing Ganapati while the one in the north wall of the antarala contains Durga image.

Below the niche of the north wall of the garbhagriha is the water spout which ends in the shape of ornamental gomukha.

The vimana above the sanctum as one tala with kuta and panjara designs. The phalaka contains Nandis in four corners.