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Temples & Legends Of Andhra Pradesh
Index of Andhra Pradesh

Kulapati's Preface

Author - Shri. N . Ramesan On Temples
Srisailam

Ahobalam

Alampur Lepakshi
Tadpatri Mahanandi
Tirupati Kalahasti
Chezerla

Amaravati

Mangalagiri Vijayawada
Akiripalli Draksharama
Kotipalli Annavaram
Simhachalam Arasavalli
Srikurmam Bhadrachalam
Yadagiri Vemulavada
Dharmapuri
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

LEPAKSHI

In Lepakshi we have LordPapanaseswara  Lord Rama, Lord Veerabhadra and Durga all being worshipped in the same place. In the Skanda Purana, there is a reference to Lepakshi as one of the hundred and eight important Siva Kshetras. The temple is said to have been established by saint Agasthya himself. This shrine was later developed into the present exquisite temple, by the pious zeal of Virupanna who was the treasurer of the Vijayanagar kings. In the temple, a shrine of Lord Siva faces that of Lord Vishnu, while in the centre is Lord Veerabhadra.

Thus these three form a triangle with a common mantapam. The temple is surrounded on all sides by an outer enclosure. There is a second inner enclosure containing the main parts of the temple. The Natyamantapa and the Ardhamantapa are the finest parts of the temple. The Natyamantapa is decorated with excellently sculptured pillars bearing life size representations of musicians and dancers carved with spirit and vigor.

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Lepakshi Temple: Kalyana Mantapa

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