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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

The walls of the sanctum of the temple of Veerabhadra, the ceilings of the Rangamantapa shrine and the part of the Mukhamantapa joining the shrine of Siva are full of mural paintings of the Vijayanagar period. Here also the scenes are all from the Puranas. The marriage of Parvathi, the image of Dakshinamurthy, Sri Rama, and Lord Krishna as Vatapatrasayi, are some of the important mural paintings in this temple.

In the Ardhamantapa of the temple there are a number of panels representing puranic legends. The first represents Lord Siva as arising from the Linga. Markandeya who was frightened of Lord Yama is shown here. Lord Siva is shown as dancing over the demon that he had pierced with his trident. In the next panel Dakshinamurthy is shown as seated on a hillock under a pair of Vata Vrikshas and surrounded by sages. The next panel depicts Lord Siva in his Anugraha attitude presenting his axe or Parasu to Chandikeswara. The next scene represents Lord Siva as Bhikshatana when, to expiate the sin of having severed the head of Brahma, he had to wander as a Bhikshatana, till he reached the Himalayas, where he was relieved of his sin.

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