Leepakshi Temple is famous for its rich cultural heritage and architecture. It is situated in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 15 km east of Hindupur and about 120 km north of Bangalore.. Leepakshi Temple has some amazing specialties that make it unique among all the temple of south India. It has three shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Virabhadra A huge Nandi Bull made out of single granite stone is one of the major attractions of Leepakshi Temple. The famous temple dedicated to Veerabhadra is located over here which is a notable specimen of Vijaynagar architectural style. The Temple is also renowned as one of the best repository of mural paintings of the Vijaynagar Kings which left the visitors wondering at the mind boggling talent of sculptors. Leepakshi is an ultimate testimony for Vishwakarma Brahmins who sculpted these temples. The temple is one of the hundred and eight important Shaiva Kshetras (shrines)
There are many unique features about Leepakshi Temple like rock chain, Vastu Purush, hanging pillar, Padmini race lady, Durga Padam and Lapakshi Saree designs. The walls of the temple are adorned with the marvelous depiction of stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata. One other unique feature about this temple is the Eyes of Viroopaakshanna. According to a legend the Due to the kings misunderstanding with the temple builders, King ordered to make him blind. On hearing this, the builder himself plucked his eyes and throws at temple. Till date the blood scars on that particular wall is visible.
In the month of February 10 day long celebration including the car festival is conducted in the temple. During the festival Leepakshi is visited by the pilgrims from all corners of India. Leepakashi is 480 km from Hyderabad the state capital and 120 km from Bangalore. The Hindupur Railway station is the nearest rail head that connects it to the major parts of the country. Begumpet and Tirupati Airports connects the Leepakshi Temple to the other parts of the country. To know more about incredible sites of India or for tour bookings to these amazing places of India just fill the form given below or contact us. We are please to serve you.