Lepakshi is a small city positioned within the Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. It’s positioned 15 kilometers east of Hindupur by prepare and about 130 kilometers from Bangalore. It’s simply after the border separating Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and it takes round 2 hours to succeed in.
Lepakshi is an efficient place for these vacationers who take pleasure in locations of artwork and historic marble monuments, and for many who need to separate themselves from the everyday vacationer routes. Throughout the sixteenth century, Lepakshi was a middle of pilgrimage and commerce.
Constructed within the type typical of Vijayanagara structure, the temple options many beautiful sculptures of Gods, goddesses, dancers and musicians, and tons of of work on the partitions, columns and ceiling. Lepakshi is essential within the historic and archaeological facet. It’s a advanced that has three sanctuaries devoted to Shiva, Vishnu and Veerabhadra. This final temple constructed by the brothers Viranna and Virupanna, is an instance of the Vijayanagar architectural type. It’s well-known for its sculptures, which have been created by craftsmen from the Vijayanagara empire.
On the entrance of the temple is a big Nandi (bull), a sculpture of Shiva, which is carved right into a single block of stone, and is alleged to be one of many largest of its variety on the planet. One which stands out it an enormous statue of a 7-headed cobra with a shiva lingam in entrance. There’s additionally an enormous statue of Ganesh.
The temple is split into three elements, with 38 unfinished monolithic pillars. The three elements kind a triangle. Based on an area legend, the god Shiva and Parvati have been married within the place the place the Kalyana Mandapa is positioned.
The temple is surrounded on the surface by an enclosure. A second inside enclosure comprises the essential a part of the temple. Its most refined elements are the Mandapas “Natya” (Dance) and “Ardha” (Adoration). The primary one is embellished with sculpted pillars with musicians and dancers in actual scale in varied positions.
The place is known for being among the finest deposits of mural work of the kings of Vijayanagar. Many historic Kannada inscriptions, which seem on its partitions, are dated centuries in the past. On the partitions of those temples, there are a number of sculpted tales equivalent to mahabhaaratha, ramayana, and so on. Additionally, on the ceilings there are stunning work made with mixtures of pure colours.