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Wonder Temple of Lepakshi

Lepakshi Temple is very important historically and archaeologically. There are three shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Virabhadra. The famous Veerabhadra temple, dedicated to Veerabhadra, is located here. Built in 1530 AD, it is famous for a huge 100-pillared dance hall, adorned with exquisite sculptures. One can see a life-size granite sculpture of Veerabhadra, a giant monolith of Nandi as well as carvings of Naga linga, flying Gandharvas, Ganesha etc.

Lepakshi Images

Wonders & Tourist Attractions

  • Wonderful Hanging Pillar which does not rest on the ground fully
  • There are three shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Virabhadra
  • India’s biggest monolithic Nandi with the perfectly proportioned body and finely-carved ornaments
  • Carvings of Naga linga, flying Gandharvas, Ganesha etc.
  • Ajanta kind of paintings on the Mandapa ceiling
  • Sita paadam - Foot print of godess Sita
  • Natya Mantapa with unfinished architecture
  • Virupanna bleeding eyes on the wall of a shrine
  • A perfect shaped girl and boy sculpture on couple of the pillars

Address of Lepakshi Temple

Lepakshi Temple is located near Hindupur town in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 515331

How to Reach

Lepakshi is located 16 km west from Kodikonda village, which on NH-3. 13 km near to Hindupur town.

  • Distance From: Bangalore - 120 km, Anantapur - 124 km, Hindupur - 13 km
  • Nearest Airport: Bangalore
  • Nearest Railway Station: Hindupur
  • Nearest Bus Station: Hindupur
  • Transport: Hindupur is well connected with bus and railways. take local transport to Lepakshi from Hindupur. For private vehicles reach Kodikonda checkpost on Nh3 from Hyderabad or Bengaluru. Drive 16 km west in Lepakshi - Hindupur road to reach Lepakshi.

Where to Stay

Andhra Pradesh Tourism's Haritha hotel at Lepakshi is the prefered hotel. Hindupur town is another choice for budget hotels.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Avoid summer season because of hot and humid weather.

Things to Take Care

People have to visit and look around this Hindu temple with bare foot. So plan to visit in the morning before rocky platform of the temple gets heated up.

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