After tiring as well as prolonged run schedule for many weeks, nosotros decided to caput towards a house where nosotros could grade a completely novel experience as well as which could revive our unloose energy to deport out the everlasting demand of IT Job, till nosotros larn withdraw chances for next enthralling journey. We were looking for a house which is comparatively less explored as well as where nosotros could larn a historical essence with divine feelings.
After giving it some thought, nosotros reached to a conclusion that this would live a curt ane twenty-four hours trip somewhere nigh to Bangalore. After farther exploration nosotros settled downwards for a house named "Lepakshi" which could stimulate got been easily covered inwards ane twenty-four hours trip as well as too it had all that nosotros were carving for.
Lepakshi is a pocket-size hamlet located inwards the Anantapur District, inwards Andhra Pradesh, India
The famous Veerabhadra temple dates dorsum to 1583, dedicated to Veerabhadra, is located here. Built yesteryear the brothers Viranna as well as Virupanna, the temple is a notable illustration of the Vijayanagar architectural style. It is famous for its sculptures, which were created yesteryear the artisans of Vijayanagara empire. It has idols of Ganesha, Nandi, Veerabhadra, Shiva, Bhadrakali, Vishnu as well as Lakshmi. A huge Nandi bull made out of a unmarried granite rock is ane of the major attractions in Lepakshi. The place is renowned for existence ane of the best repository of mural paintings of the Vijayanagar Kings. Many onetime Kannada inscriptions dating dorsum centuries tin live seen on its walls. Legend has it that the Naga of the Nagalinga was carved out of a unmarried rock yesteryear sculptors piece they waited for their woman nurture to ready lunch.
Another legend gives the town a pregnant house inwards the Ramayana — this was where the plane Jatayu fell, wounded subsequently a futile battle against Ravana who was carrying away Sita. When Sri Rama reached the spot, he saw the plane as well as said compassionately, “Le Pakshi” — ‘rise, bird’ inwards Telugu.
This house is only about 135 KM from Bangalore as well as really nigh to Karnataka as well as Andhra boarder. The most preferred and too the best route to stimulate got is NH7, Bangalore-Hyderabad highway. This is the same route which connects the Bangalore International Airport to Hebbal Flyover. It was fun to crusade on NH7, although it was tough driving till International Airport due to ongoing construction as well as heavy traffic menstruum towards the Airport.
But ane time nosotros crossed the BIA, at that topographic point was really less traffic as well as 4 lanes route alongside divider. Thereafter it was fun to drive.Road leading to Lepakshi hamlet is too inwards practiced condition. It is a narrow route but compensated yesteryear really less amount of traffic.
NH7 on a foggy morning
After crossing the Karnataka-Andhra boarder continue looking for APTDC eating seat as well as sign board directing towards Lepakshi. You tin honor these only about at a distance of 3-4 Km from the boarder point. At this yell for yous volition demand to stimulate got a left plow on a road which goes to Lepakshi. From this yell for temple volition live of only about eighteen KM. In the agency yous volition encounter ii large statues of stork (one sort of bird). Keep going straight. 1 KM earlier the primary temple at that topographic point is large Nandi statue, some other major attraction of Lepakshi. As said, it is the biggest Nandi statue inwards India. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 really prissy common is built upwards only about this statue as well as is really good maintained. You tin pass sometime hither as well as tin stimulate got some practiced snaps.
We had started at 6:45 AM from our trouble solid inwards our ain machine as well as reached at Lepaskhi only about 9:30 AM alongside ane suspension inwards betwixt for fuel filling as well as breakfast. It was actually fun to crusade on NH7. We spent only about 15-20 mins nigh Nandi statue as well as only about 2 hours inwards exploring Main temple. Around 12 PM nosotros started from Lepakshi as well as yesteryear 2:30 reached dorsum to Bangalore.
As presently equally yous pace into the temple premise, it volition initiatory of all tracing an touching of its enriched cultural as well as ancient technology scientific discipline marvel. It is a truthful fantabulous creation which compelled me to mean value virtually the original science posed yesteryear the engineers, architects as well as whoever else were involved inwards creating this masterpiece.The whole temple is made of stones depicting our never vanishing traditional as well as cultural integrity. Various deity of God and Goddess stimulate got been carved out on the walls as well as pillars of the temple. You tin encounter diverse sculptures all only about inwards the temple, all made of rock as well as some are crafted on walls as well as pillars. Another attraction is roof icon speared all over on the roof of temple depicting glorious ancient Indian civilization as well as traditions.
Kamat eating seat on NH7
View of Bangalore-Hyderabad NH7
A pocket-size Pond in Nadi Park
View inwards Nandi Park
Some Pics of Lepakshi Main Temple
Hanging pillar - This is the pillar which does non balance on the terra firma fully.There are virtually seventy pillars at this fabulous 16th-century temple of rock inwards Vijayanagar style, but this ane is the best known as well as a tribute to the technology scientific discipline genius of ancient as well as medieval India’s temple builders. However, it is a flake dislodged from its original seat — it is said that during the British era, a British engineer tried to movement it inwards an unsuccessful travail to uncover the hugger-mugger of its support.
Shiv-ling nether the shadow of vii headed snake
Uncompleted Kalyan Mantapa. It is said the if this Kalyan mantapa had been completed, Lord Shiva as well as Ma Parvati's spousal human relationship would have happened here.
Lord Ganesha's sculpture
This is believed to live Goddess Sita's human foot print
Food outlets on the way: Kamat (after crossing Chikballapur town), APTDC (Near Andhra-Karnataka boarder, where yous volition stimulate got left plow for Lepakshi)
Travel Options: Best is yesteryear your ain vehicle. You tin stimulate got cab from tour operator. Other alternative is to stimulate got Buses plying from Bangalore to Hyderabad. You volition demand to larn downwards nigh boarder check-post. From at that topographic point yous tin stimulate got auto/tempo running towards Lepakshi.
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