Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi

Built in the 16th century, Veerabhadra Temple is a Dravidian structure with lots of paintings and carvings on exposes surfaces. Look for the colorful depictions of Rama and Krishna--these are scenes from the Ramayana and other epic stories. Nearby, you'll also see a large statue of a bull (Shiva's mount), cut from a single block of stone. Arrange your visit to Veerabhadra Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lepakshi using our Lepakshi travel itinerary planner.
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  • Wow what a wonder. I generally avoid visiting Temples, as they seem to refer too much history :). But this one is a marvel, design, science, story and stature. The place is about 100 KM from Bangalore...  more »
  • I had heard about a temple with a hanging pillar in Lepakshi and decided to check it out. The pillar didn't really amaze me too much but the temple is grand with a massice Nagalingam and amazing sculp...  more »
  • I saw the hanging pillar story covered by Discovery and my curious mind went to visit the temple. The hanging pillar is touched at one corner (just touched) but rest of the pillar is hanging. But its ...  more »
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  • If you are based in Bangalore and if you want to hang around in the weekend, it’s an option to consider. The temple is as good as it looks on the Internet but it lacks cleanliness. From outside to inside the temple, it is not maintained properly. It’s an option to consider when you don’t have any other choice. A bike ride to this place from Bangalore would be nice.!
  • Good place for a day trip from Bangalore. Travel includes 2 tolls. Once you reach, not much space for car parking. Place is very hot; so keep an umbrella or hat & shades with you. I would suggest to find a guide there as he would explain the details of the place. Otherwise, within 30 mins, you would probably cover all the places just like that and could feel it's done there. Overall a decent place for a day trip.
  • Very calm and peaceful place. Awesome architecture. Beautiful place to spend a whole day...The stone carvings at this temple is very beautifully done in vijaynagar architectural style. On the ceilings there are painting also but they are faded. Still this temple stands beautifully. It also has one hanging pillar which is the most beautiful part and how it is connected is also a mystery.
  • Awesome temple with best sculptures. You can visit at any time. But if you are visiting in summer time do keep hat's and sunglasses because it's so hot up there. Drive is also very good from Bangalore. It is a one day trip. Other basic facilities are not available. Even though being a temple under the government it is maintained very well.
  • Wonderful place to spend a few hours (around 3 hours) with family or friends. Ride from blore to the temple is splendid. The temple has rich heritage and the stone structures are simple beautiful. Good place with a peaceful environment. Relaxing and refreshing place. It's said that the pillows here are hanging.

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