Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi
Veerabhadra temple (Telugu: శ్రీ వీరభద్రస్వామి దేవస్థానము) in Lepakshi is located near Anantapur which is 15 km east of Hindupur in the Anantapur district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southeastern India. Bangalore is the nearest large city.
The temple, a wonderful example of the Vijayanagara Architectural style and art and a master piece of art work done by the Vishwakarma Brahmin stapathis who sculpted this temple. This was built in the 16th century and sits on a mount. The presiding deity is Veerabhadra.
In the exquisite shrine is a wealth of magnificent sculpture in the intricate mandapams. One mandapam has pillars with life-size images of dancers, musicians and other sculptures, created by the artisans of the Vijayanagar empire. The huge granite Nandi bull is carved out of a single stone. The ceilings have breathtakingly beautiful mural paintings.
- "Lepakshi". Retrieved 2006-09-18.
- "Veerabhadraswami Temple at Lepakshi near Anantapur". Retrieved 2006-09-18.
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