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Anantpur , Andhra Pradesh

Lepakshi is a small village in the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. Yet what makes it stand out from every other village are the temples that are present here. These are temples which are not just sites of pilgrimage but they are exquisite pieces of sculpture and architecture that an never be repeated again. A village that is historically very famous, this a place that you definitely do not want to miss out on. The three temples that are so famous are the Shiva temple, the Vishnu temple and the Veerabhadra temple. The Veerabhadra temple was built by Viranna and Virupanna and is probably one of the best showcases of the Vijanagara empire art. This temple is sheer beauty and architecture that will stun you. This temple is extremely famous for the sculptures that are found here and one of the best artwork of murals can be seen in this place. One of the greatest attractions is the sculpture of the Nandi Bull which is made out of a single granite stone. Many old Kannada inscriptions dating back centuries can be seen on its walls. This is one of the examples of some stunning art of the country. Lepakshi is an ultimate testimony for Vishwakarma Brahmins who sculpted these temples. You will bow to these people who actually deserve your respect. There are many specialities in this temple like rock chain, Vastu Purush, Padmini race Lady, Hanging Pillar, Durga Paadam, Lepakshi saree designs. The walls depict the stories from Mahabharata and Ramayana. This is a place that has stories of greatness etched in the walls not only of great people but by great people. There will be nothing but awe for those great artists who created such wonders in this village. Lepakshi should be visited by all to understand the beauty of this place.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs °C F 50 mm 2175feet 125817.0 /km2 Jan-Apr,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


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  • Veerabhadra Temple

    "The temple is of Vijayanagara architectural style and was built in the 16th century. The presiding deity is Veerabhadra.[1] The intricate mandapams of the temple has large pillars with life-size images of dancers, musicians and other sculptures, created by the artisans of the Vijayanagar empire. A huge granite Nandi bull, carved out of a single stone is also present near the temple. The ceilings are decorated by mural paintings.[2]"

    Veerabhadra Temple


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