Lepakshi

DRAPED WITH MONOLITHIC MARVELS OF HINDUISM

LEPAKSHI

The village of Lepakshi is located in the District of Anantapur, about 13 km from Hindupur. The village is famous for its three shrines, which are dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Veerabhadra. The Veerabhadra Temple was constructed by two brothers, Viranna and Virupanna. The temple is built in the Vijayanagar architectural style and has beautiful sculptures adorning the walls. There is a huge Nandi bull made from a single granite stone. Lepakshi has many murals from the Vijayanagar Era and the famous sculpture of the snake on the Nagalinga. Local legend claims that the 'naga' was carved from a single block of stone while the sculptors were waiting for their mother to cook lunch for them!

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

The village of Lepakshi is credited for artistic finesse of Vijayanaga Empire. Veerabhadra Temple is renowned for sculptural and archaeological expression that makes it the sole attraction of the site. Its remarkable feature is the monolithic idol of Nandi that is made from a single granite stone.

HOW TO GET HERE?

AIR

Lepakshi does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airbase to the Lepakshi Village is Bangalore International Airport which lies at a distance of around 100 km.

RAIL

Hindupur railway station serves as the nearest railways station to Lepakshi, located about 12 km away. The railway station at Anantpur is connected to the rest of the country via a strong network of trains.

ROAD

Lepakshi is easily approachable through road via Hindupur.

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