Friday, October 29, 2021

Lepakshi Temple is the biggest example of Vijayanagara architecture and style

Lepakshi Temple Anantapur Andhra Pradesh


The Lepakshi temple which is full of many mysteries is the Veerabhadra temple

Which is famous from Lepakshi temple. Lepakshi village is located in Anantapur Andhra Pradesh. Located at about 140 kms from the nearest famous city Bangalore. The Virbhadra temple can also be visited from Penukonda Hindupur in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. It is about 35 kms from it.


The Virbhadra Temple was built in the 16th century

Which is also known as Lepakshi temple. The construction of the temple dates back to both 1530 and 1540. Whose two brothers, Virupanna Nayak and Veeranna, who lived in Penukonda, were originally residents of Karnataka. He got the temple built. Who was employed at Penukonda in the Vijayanagar empire of King Achyutaraya. He was entrusted with the task of building the temple by the king.


This Lepakshi Temple is the biggest example of Vijayanagara architecture and style 

Lepakshi temple is very famous for ancient sculptures. There are idols of Virabhadra, Shiva ji, Bhadrakali, Ganesh ji, Vishnu ji, Lakshmi ji Nag Ligam and Nandi made by the artisans and artists of the Vijayanagara Empire. Ardhanarishvara, Skeleton idol, Dakshinamurti and Tripuratakeshwar are also present in other forms of Lord Shiva.


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