Lepakshi Temple Overview

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Lepakshi Temple dates back to the 16th century and displays the Vijayanagar style of architecture. Three shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Veerabhadra are located within this temple complex.

The patron deity of the Nayak rulers, Lord Veerabhadra is the wrathful form of Shiva. All the three shrines are located on a central pavilion that is linked with an intermediary hall and a hall for ritual dance. The main hall is surrounded by a large open court that is accessible from the east. It is believed that the largest monolithic structure of Nagalinga in India is housed in this temple.

The second interior court is adorned with a beautiful statue of Lord Ganesha. The interior of the temple is decorated with sculptures in half-relief on the granite pillars. The dancers, drummers and divine musicians are represented by the carvings and the sculptures.

In the carvings, Lord Brahma is depicted playing drums, along with the celestial nymph Rambha dancing and Lord Shiva performing the 'Ananda Tandava'. A frieze depicting geese with lotus stalks in their beaks adorn the intermediary hall.

The central hall of the temple is adorned with a painting of Veerabhadra. Eight panels, depicting Puranic legends adorn the ceiling of the 'Hall of Dance'.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Vikranth Reddy

Vikranth Reddy4.3/5

12 reviews

Amazing Architecture, Great ride to the temple

Absolutely worth it. A good ride from Bangalore. One can click amazing photos during the day. For people wanting to have a nice 1-2 hour road trip and having an interest for architecture, this is the perfect place. Bikers will have to rely on the local people for securing their helmets and other gear.

Charan Kumar

Charan Kumar5.0/5

13 reviews

Historic temple with wonderful architecture

Lepakshi is around 110km from Bengaluru. Can plan for early morning ride or drive to reach the place. One should not miss to see the pillar, standing against the gravity. The wonderful temple with great architecture was built during the Vijayanagara Empire. Typical Andhra style lunch should not be missed at Andhra Tourism.
  • Historic temple with wonderful architecture
  • Historic temple with wonderful architecture
  • Historic temple with wonderful architecture
  • Historic temple with wonderful architecture
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Asheesh Vishwakarma

Asheesh Vishwakarma4.3/5

26 reviews

Natural sight

This temple is maintained in original state in spite of being marked as Heritage site by archaeological survey of India. This is actually a good thing. No disturbance and one can enjoy the calmness. High walls mean no outside disturbance is available and different walls mean no noise echo.

Sunayan pal

Sunayan pal3.9/5

5 reviews

Excellent art work thoughout the temple

This temple is 120 kms from Bangalore (Hebbal) and a perfect one day trip to be in. Located in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh and is of Vijayanagara style. This temple was built on 1530 by Veerabhadra and Virupanna. On the roof you can see paintings depicting scene from Ramayana. Main attraction is the hanging pillar which is hanging from the roof. You can easily pass a sheet of cloth /paper under it.

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  • Excellent art work thoughout the temple
  • Excellent art work thoughout the temple
  • Excellent art work thoughout the temple
  • Excellent art work thoughout the temple
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Vinay Gowda

Vinay Gowda2.9/5

25 reviews

Historic Retreat

This place is ideal for half a or less trip. Lepakshi is a historical monument with unbelievable facts, one such is hanging pillar and anybody can test it and also mythological stories behind will make feel like nostalgic. Kids can enjoy temple run inside since it's not very much crowded and series of pillars should feels amazing.

Abishek Kedia

Abishek Kedia4.3/5

1 review

Lepakshi Temple - Must visit

What a beautiful carvings, the stone art is awesome to view there as well as a giant Linga of Lord Shiva with snakes around is must see. The area around the temple has widespread stone artistic works, pillars are similar to Roman Pillars, overall a must visit place.

Sri Bhargav

Sri Bhargav5.0/5

6 reviews

Old temple with good Nandi structure

The road to Lepakshi is very good since it's on a National Highway with a lot of restaurants and dhabas on the way. There is also a canteen owned by Andhra Tourism Department which is pretty decent. The temple is old and still alive. Lepakshi Temple and the Nandi structure is just too good.

Kaarthik Sr

Kaarthik Sr5.0/5

31 reviews

Beautiful temple and get there early in the morning

Really nice temple. Reminds a person of Hampi. Its a 120 km drive from Bangalore. Small idly shop next to the temple is highly recommended. Get there early in the morning.
  • Beautiful temple and get there early in the morning
  • Beautiful temple and get there early in the morning

Ananth Pranesh

Ananth Pranesh3.9/5

95 reviews

Old temple with wonderful architecture

Lepakshi is in Andhra Pradesh state, 20 kms from Hindupur and 120 kms from Bangalore. It has a huge sculpture of Naga Lingam carved out of Monolithic rock. About 200 meters away, there is a huge Nandi. There are temples of Shiva, Vishnu, Veerabhadra, Papanatheshwara, Rama and Durga.
  • Old temple with wonderful architecture
  • Old temple with wonderful architecture
  • Old temple with wonderful architecture

Praveen Meloth

Praveen Meloth4.3/5

2 reviews

Interesting history and good architecture

It is around 120 km from Bangalore, the roads are good, history of the place in interesting. It is about Sita, there is a giant foot impression, which is believed to be Sita's. A water source from which Jatau was fed when she fell after her battle with Ravana.

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