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Lepakshi, Anantapur

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Explore the stone-carved sculptures and monuments at the culturally significant village of Lepakshi. Walk around the temple complex, dedicated to the fearsome god Veerabhadra and constructed by brothers Viranna and Virupanna sometime in the 17th century. Inspecting its intricate stone work and some of the best examples of mural paintings of the Vijayanagar kings, and take in the nearby Nandi cow statue, built facing the temple's linga. Bring along your camera, wear comfortable shoes, and carry plenty of water on your excursion. Put Lepakshi at the forefront of your travel plans using our Anantapur vacation route planner.
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  • This place is pure bliss...Architectural brilliance.... Spend nice 3 hours at this place...the temple architecture is outstanding...Must visit  more »
  • We reached Lepakshi on a cloudy afternoon. We visited the Veerabhadra temple first. The sculptures on the pillars were beautiful. We saw the hanging pillar. But, it was the Nagalinga that really took ...  more »
  • Lepakshi temple is definitely worth visit especially to view the "balancing" column in the main temple which doesn't touch the ground. It also has some unique carvings inside the temple which can be a...  more »
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  • A huge monolithic rock sculpture of Nandi. The sculpture is one amazing art work because inspite of the huge size, it maintains the key ratios of height, width and depth. I was awestruck by the beauty of the Nandi. It's definitely a must see place. You can also visit the Lepakshi temple which is about 100 MTs away.
  • One of the largest Nandi statues in India. Sculpted out of a monolithic rock, the symmetry and attention to details are mesmerizing. Well maintained by the Archaeological survey of India.
  • This beautiful enormous stone Nandi bull statue has exquisite detailed carvings. The gardened area around it is nicely kept. We rode our motorcycles up from Bangalore and arrived in a couple of hours. The road off the main highway is very pleasant. We had a very simple but delicious luncheon next door at the tourist facility, the only place to eat in town. About 5 minutes' walk away is the Lepakshi Temple, which is absolutely magnificent.
  • Beautiful clean place. Has biggest nandi. A good place to visit from Bangalore
  • It's a place where you can spend some time and click few pics... Nandi statue is carved from only one stone and the detail orientation at that time will astonish you.