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A short trip to Lepakshi Temple, Andhra Pradesh

We made a sudden plan for a short trip to  Lepakshi Temple in Ananthapur Dist of Andhra Pradesh. It was a weekend, and it happened to be on a Sankranthi Festival Day.  We left early morning by 7.00 from Bangalore. It was a foggy morning and the drive was pleasant. We  took 3 hours to reach there which is inclusive of our break for breakfast on the way.

First we stopped at the huge monolithic Nandi, and clicked some snaps. This structure is carved out of a single granite with finely carved ornaments, and smooth contours.   The colossal structure is 27ft in length and 15 ft in height and is the largest monolithic of Nandi in India.

After a few feet away, lies the main ancient Lepakshi temple on a rocky hill.



Veerabhadra Swamy temple at Lepakshi  was built in 16th century by two brothers (Virupanna and Veeranna) during the period of King Aliya Rama Raya of Vijayanagar kingdom.   The temples of Papanatheswara, Raghunatha, Srirama, Veerabhadra and Devi Durga are located in the same complex…