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Lepakshi - The Land of Veerabhadra
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Lepakshi is famous for the Hanging Pillar in the main hall of the Veerabhadra Temple.The place is known for mural paintings of the Vijayanagar kings. Many Kannada inscriptions dating back centuries can be seen on its walls. Legend has it that the Naga of the Nagalinga in Lepakshi was carved out of a single stone by sculptors while they waited for their mothers to prepare lunch.Another attraction in Lepakshi is the largest Monolithic Nandi Statue in India.

Things to see in Lepakshi
1. Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi
2. Largest Monolithic Nandi in India
3. Largest Monolithic Nagalinga in India
4. Lepakshi Saree Designes
5. Unfinished Kalyana Mantapa
6. Durga Padam
7. Eyes of Virupanna
8. Mural Paintings which include the largest portrait painting in the world (Portrait of Veerabadra Swami in the celing, infront of the main temple)
9. Carved Ganesha Statues

Hanging Pillar
Every pillar here is a masterpiece. One of the most interesting one is that of the suspended pillar in the main hall supposed to be the reception hall of Shiva Parvathy marriage. This is the pillar which does not rest on the ground fully. There are about 70 pillars at this fabulous 16th-century temple of stone in Vijayanagar style, but this one is the best known and a tribute to the engineering genius of ancient and medieval India’s temple builders. However, it is a bit dislodged from its original position.It is said that during the British era, a British engineer tried to move it in an unsuccessful attempt to uncover the secret of its support.

Mural Paintings
The Lepakshi temple also has the finest specimens of mural paintings of the Vijayanagar period. We were informed that the 24 by 14 ft fresco of Veerabhadra on the ceiling before the main sanctum sanctorum is the largest in India of any single figure. The rest of the frescoes are also beautiful and show an impressive attention to detail with colors strikingly contrasted — black limework against an orange-red background with some green, white, black, and shades of ochre-gold and brown mostly applied to a stucco surface specially treated with lime. The fresco in the ceiling of ardha mantapa (ante chamber), which is said to be Asia's largest, measures 23 by 13 feet (7.0 m × 4.0 m). It has frescoes of the 14 avatars of Lord Shiva as: Yogadakshinamurthy,Chandes Anugraha Murthy, Bhikshatana,Harihara,Ardhanarishwara Kalyanasundara, Tripuranthaka, Nataraja, Gouriprasadaka, Lingodhbava, Andhakasurasmahara and so forth. However, these frescoes are peeling off in many places and in need of better maintenance and expert restoration

Nagalinga
Monolithic snake structure in Lepakshi is the Largest Monolithic Nagalinga in India. It is believed that, this Nagalinga was constructed in just 1 hour by the sculptures while their mother was cooking lunch for them.

Lepakshi Nandi
The monolithic Nandi sculpture in Lepakshi, is said to be the biggest monolithic Nandi in India. It is 4.5m high and 8.23m long. The big granite bull is on the main road, approximately 200 meters from the temple. It has been positioned such that it faces the shivalinga shielded by a huge serpent inside the temple. It is the second largest monolith in India, after Gomateshwara. The Nandi sports a huge kaasu malai, a bell chain, earrings and other jewelry.

Connection with Ramayana
The historic town of Lepakshi has been connected with an occurring of the Indian epic of Ramayana. According to the Valmiki's Ramayana, when Ram accompanied by Hanuman, met the dying Jatayu, they helped him attain moksha by uttering the words "Le Pakshi," which is Telugu means "Rise, bird". Hence the name, Lepakshi.

Veerabadhra Temple
The Veerabhadra Temple of Lepakshi is a notable example of the Vijayanagara architectural style. There are many peculiarities in this temple such as a rock chain, Vastu Purush, the Padmini Race Lady, Durga Paadam, Lepakshi saree designs, 100-pillared dance hall, beautiful and intricate carvings, paintings on the ceilings, the hanging pillar that barely touches the ground, the monolithic Nagalinga, the monolithic Nandi, the unfinished wedding hall and others. The paintings on the roof are done in natural pigments. One noted spot in the temple is the "Eyes of Viroopaakshanna".

The best time to visit the Lepakshi is throughout the year.
From Bengaluru, Lepakshi can be reached by going west at Kodikonda checkpost on Hyderabad highway NH 7. Alternatively, one can take a bus or a train to Hindupur and then travel to Lepakshi. Lepakshi is 14 km away from Hindupur.

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