Lepakshi (Le Pakshi) – a quaint village in the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, India – is located 15 km east of Hindupur and ~120 km north of Bangalore.
Lepakshi temples built around 1550 CE during Vijayanagara period is culturally and archaeologically noteworthy – apart from stunning carvings and architecture, we see collections of saree designs, hair styles and dressing patterns depicted through an array of mural paintings on the ceiling! This is marvellous.
Legend has it that during Ramayana period Jatayu fell down here battling with Ravana, and when Rama arrived here he uttered Le Pakshi (rise Bird).
The hanging pillar that doesn’t rest on the ground (see pic) is a miracle here – The giant Nandi carved out of a monolith and hooded serpent are unique.
It’s a great place for a one-day trip from Bangalore.
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