Lepakshi

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Lepakshi
Village
Nandi at Lepakshi
Nandi at Lepakshi
Lepakshi is located in Andhra Pradesh
Lepakshi
Lepakshi
Lepakshi is located in India
Lepakshi
Lepakshi
Coordinates: 13°49′N 77°36′E / 13.81°N 77.60°E / 13.81; 77.60Coordinates: 13°49′N 77°36′E / 13.81°N 77.60°E / 13.81; 77.60
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Ananthapur
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 10,042
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 515331
Vehicle registration AP 02

Lepakshi is a village in the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, India.[2] It is located 15 km (9.3 mi) east of Hindupur and approximately 120 km (75 mi) north of Bangalore. Lepakshi is culturally and archaeologically significant as it is the location of shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Veerabhadra which were built during the Vijayanagara Kings' period (1336–1646). The temples are the location of mural paintings of the Vijayanagara kings and Kannada inscriptions. Near the temple complex is a large granite Nandi bull. On a hillock known as Kurma Saila, "tortoise shaped hill", are other temples to Papanatheswara, Raghunatha, Srirama, and Durga.[citation needed]

Archaeological sites[edit]

Veerabhadra Temple[edit]

The Veerabhadra temple of Lepakshi, which was built by the brothers Viranna and Virupanna, is dedicated to Veerabhadra. It is an example of the Vijayanagara architectural style.[3] Points of interest in the temple include a rock chain, Vastu Purusha, the Padmini race lady, the hanging pillar, Durga Paadam, the eyes of Viroopaakshanna and Lepakshi saree designs. The paintings on the roof are made with natural pigments.[citation needed] Another interesting aspect of this temple is that it is North facing.[citation needed]

The Nandi bull, 200 m from Veerabhadra Temple

secular in nature.

Transport[edit]

Lepakshi Archaeological Notice

Hindupur railway station is a major railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census 2011 The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Accessed 26 July 2014
  2. ^ "Anantapur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 430. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Lepakshi Accessed 18 August 2006.

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