Frost And Fire: A Trip to Nandi Hills and Lepakshi
So we paid our respects at his shrine and left for Lepakshi....
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Get whisked away on a spiritual sojourn at the Lepakshi TempleEvery painting here, every fresco, expertly encapsulates the art and culture of Andhra Pradesh as it progressed through the centuries. The amazing fact about India that the symbols of its rich cultural heritage can be spotted even at the most distant of villages. This temple at Mandal village in the Anantapur District is one such example.
This is a small town in the Mandal Region of the Anantapur District and is considered as the holy abode of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Veerabhadra due to the presence of temples dedicated to them. The most famous out of all is the Veerbhadra Temple. This temple was built by brothers Viranna and Virupanna and is dedicated tp Veerbhadra. The temple is in the Vijayanagara style of architecture. The rock chain, Vastu Purush, hanging pillar, Padmini lace lady, Durga Padam and the Lepakshi sari designs are the main features of this beautiful temple. The lovely paintings on the ceiling depicts scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata and were made using natural pigments. The Siva's Granite bull or Nandi is another attraction of Lepakshi. The bull wears pretty jewellery and also has a Nagalinga carved out just beside it.
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