Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi

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Veerabhadra Temple
Gopuram
Gopuram
Name
Proper name Veerabhadra temple
Geography
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
Location Lepakshi
Primary deity Veerabhadra
Architecture
Architectural styles Dravidian architecture

Veerabhadra temple is a Hindu temple located in Lepakshi in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Architecture[edit]

Carved pillars

The temple is of Vijayanagara architectural style and was built in the 16th century. The presiding deity is Veerabhadra.[1] The intricate mandapams of the temple has large pillars with life-size images of dancers, musicians and other sculptures, created by the artisans of the Vijayanagar empire. A huge granite Nandi bull, carved out of a single stone is also present near the temple. The ceilings are decorated by mural paintings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lepakshi". Retrieved 2006-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Veerabhadraswami Temple at Lepakshi near Anantapur". Retrieved 2006-09-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°48′6.64″N 77°36′34.37″E / 13.8018444°N 77.6095472°E / 13.8018444; 77.6095472