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5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Lepakshi, Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh 515331, India
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All days of the week
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
visit duration
Around 1 to 2 hours

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A glorious 16th century creation of the Vijayanagara empire, the Virabhadra Temple at Lepakshi is known for a number of its sculptures, not least of which are the hanging pillars. The temple stands atop the granite Kurmasaila (Hill of the Tortoise). The temple complex has several shrines dedicated to Papaneswara, Raghunatha, Srirama, Durga and Virabhadra (the main shrine). Lord Virabhadra, an incarnation of Shiva, was the patron God of the Nayak rulers.


A well known example of the Vijayanagar architectural style, the Lepakshi Temples are bedecked with several awe-inspiring creations and carvings. Some of the major highlights are the Vastu Purush, a 2 m high Ganesha statue, Durga Paadam, the 18-foot-tall Nagalinga, the paintings on the roofs, walls and pillars, the ceiling mural (also the largest mural in Asia), and the splendid sculptured pillars.

Lepakshi Temples are thought to be the best archives of ancient wall murals. The walls here are carved with scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana, along with several inscriptions in the Kannada script. The beautiful murals on the ceilings were painted with natural pigments. Hanging an inch from the ground and supporting its share of the ceiling overhead, the pillars of the Lepakshi Temples are quite an engineering marvel. The pillars in the Mandapam (hall) are caved with life-sized images of dancers. 

About half a kilometre away is the famous Lepakshi Bull, the monolith Nandi, carved out of red granite. The chain around its neck is precisely etched, down to the pendant with the insignia of the Vijayanagara Kingdom - a mythical bird with an elephant in its claws. Like the Nagalinga, the bull was carved by a workman during his leisure hours.

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Karunya Kumari
Karunya Kumari
Fav Tourism
Jun 27 2014
it is in the india of the world tourism centre where therewas nandi whuch we can say our problms and they are solvalbele...all you should visit this place.
Nickhil Wadhwa
Nickhil Wadhwa
beautyful temple
Jun 23 2014
My experience is good, its a beautyful temple, its a center of attraction for the tourist, its a good place for religious people, god lover , experience seekers .