1D Trip

Lepakshi is a small village in Mandal in the Anantapur District of Andhra PradeshIndia. 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 ShivaVishnu and Veerabhadra which were built during the Vijayanagara Kings' period (1336–1646). The temples are the location of mural paintings of the Vijayanagara kings and Kannada 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, RaghunathaSrirama, and Durga.

Sri Nandi , Basavanah Temple , Lepakshi.jpg

Lepakshi
The Shiva's bull Nandi is a granite monolithic sculpture on the main road of Lepashki approximately 200 m from the temple. It is 4.5m high and 8.23m long making one of the largest nandi in India. The sculpture has been positioned so that it faces the Shivalinga which is shielded by a large serpent inside the temple. The nandi wears a kaasu malai, a bell chain, earrings and other jewellery. Legend has it that the Naga of the Nagalinga was carved out of a single stone by sculptors while they waited for their mothers to prepare lunch. The Nagalinga is approximately 12 feet in height.
Package Duration
  • Car/Luxury Car
  • Van
  • Bus / Coach