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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
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LEPAKSHI

The King felt the justice of the demand, and ordered that, just as the chariot of his own son ran over the calf and killed it, similarly his own son should be laid at the foot of the same ratha, which should be driven by the cow, and his own son should be sacrificed just as the calf was sacrificed. This adherence to the principles of justice even at the cost of the life of his own son pleased the Lord Siva who appeared before the King and gave back the life to his son and to the calf. The story has been painted here in a series of panels with great vividness.

The Ardhamantapa is particularly famous for its paintings of the different manifestations of Lord Siva. Here Siva is depicted in various ways as Natana murthy, as Andhakasura dhwamsa trampling over the demon Andhakasura, as Dakshinamurthy with a Kankana, Keyurahara and Kiratapatta etc. etc. The Chandikesanugrahamurthy depicts Lord Siva with a long Kapalamala and having a tiger skin wrapped round him. The Bhikshatana showing the Lord in the Darukavana is another piece done with exquisite skill.

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Lepakshi Temple : Stone Sculpture depicting a scene from the Bhikshatana Story

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