Lepakshi Temple – The Hanging Pillar Anantpura
About Lepakshi Temple – The Hanging Pillar
Lepakshi is a village in the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located 15 km (9.3 mi) east of Hindupur and approximately 120 km (75 mi) north of Bangalore. Lepakshi is culturally and archaeologically significant as it is the location of shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Veerabhadra which were built during the Vijayanagara Kings' period (1336–1646). The temples are the location of mural paintings of the Vijayanagara kings, dravidian art, and inscriptions. Near the temple complex is a large granite Nandi bull. On a hillock known as Kurma Saila, "tortoise shaped hill", are other temples to Papanatheswara, Raghunatha, Srirama, and Durga. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken the initiative for including the "Lepakshi Group of Monuments" among the UNESCO World Heritage sites in India.
Air: Nearest airport to Lepakshi is the Banglore International airport which is 100 km away from it. You can take a cab or a KSRTC bus to reach Lepakshi.
Rail: The nearest railway station to Lepakshi is Hindpur Railway Station which is 14 km away from it. From here you can easily take a cab or a bus and head towards your destination.
Road: Hindpur is 14 km from Lepakshi, and you can reach here in less than an hour.
Also, traveling from Bangalore is now easier. It is 123 km away from Lepakshi and takes around 3 hours to reach.
KSRTC buses operate from both of these places to Lepakshi, hence making your traveling via road convenient.
The temple include a rock chain, Vastu Purush, the Padmini race lady, the hanging pillar, Monolithic Nagalinga, Durga Paadam, Lepakshi saree designs, and Eyes of Viroopaakshanna.