Andhra Pradesh

Veerabhadra Temple in Lepakshi

The Stone Sculptures of Veerabhadra Temple

Today we ride to a 16th century temple in Lepakshi. Hidden away in the suburbs of Andra Pradesh, this small town was sufficiently influenced by the stone sculptures of Vijayanagar Empire and includes a huge monolithic bull that sits staring at the Temple.

The forecast for the weekend had been bleak With frequent rains and cloudy days, I was a bit circumspect if we would eventually be able go down to the Veerabhadra Temple in Lepakshi Fortunately for us, it turned out to be a lovely sunny day The Veerabhadra Temple lies not far from Bangalore in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh It is popular around these parts for its outstanding sculptures and ceiling paintings which represent the climax of the Vijayanagar Art towards the middle of the 16th century Built in the 1530 AD, the architectural features of the temple follow the Vijayanagar style to the detail, with numerous carvings and paintings at almost every exposed

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