Monday, April 2, 2012

Lepakshi

Lepakshi in Andra Pradesh state is at a distance of 130 kms away from  Bangalore. The place is famous for its silk saris with artificial zari borders. It is also popular for wood carvings.

As per mythology this was the place Lord Rama when searching for his abducted wife Sita, he found fallen bird Jatayu here. He commanded the bird to rise by saying, “Le Pakshi” which over time became Lepakshi.

For lovers of heritage here are:
  • Lord Veerabhadra Temple
  • Monolithic Nandi
Even though one can reach the place by either bus or train, the convenient mode of transport is by car. Start early to this place as it gets hotter later in the day.

50 comments:

Vee said...

Did you purchase a sari while you were there? Such an attractive garment they are. Your son is so cute sitting at the foot of the sculpture.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A lovely collection Rajesh. I enjoyed seeing the people who are visiting -- I can tell they are so happy to be in this holy place.

(The weather sounds like here in Florida this time of year -- you want to do your outdoor touring early in the day before it gets hot here too).

Ranj said...

This place looks awesome. Surely I will visit it in my next trip.
Thanks for sharing.

Jann Olson said...

What wonderful architechture! thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Jann

Krishna said...

thanks for sharing these information about lepakshi

Rizalenio said...

Wonderful. The story behind it enticed me more to read about it. Thanks a lot for sharing.

DeeBee L. said...

Gorgeous! The story is so complicate but always interesting!

joshidaniel.com said...

that looks big and cool!

Team G Square said...

One of many beautiful places around Bangalore .....

Sylvia K said...

Looks like a such an interesting and lovely place, Rajesh! Terrific captures as always! Thanks for taking us on the tour!

Sylvia

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Great pictures!

Gary said...

Another very fine post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Bibi said...

Never been there, but sure looks good.

George said...

The sculptures and carvings in this place are amazing

Lowell said...

The top left photo must be a cobra representation, right? Love those carved stone pillars.

I always like when you place people in your pictures as the people give a sense of scale to the temples, etc.

Jim said...

Great shots.
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Kim, USA said...

Wow love the structure!

Red Barn

Al said...

Great shots, another incredible place with a wonderful history.

ladyfi said...

Those huge statues are amazing!

chubskulit said...

Your son looks miniature compared to that gigantic structure.

My Ruby, have a great week!

Ebie said...

Those monuments look so big, nice comparison with the kid's photo!

maria said...

Beautiful shots! Happy RT2!

Mine's here.

Leovi said...

Yes precious photos, a spectacular temple, impressive heritage you have in India. Greetings.

LifeRamblings said...

looks like a wonderful place to explore. thanks for the virtual tour.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful, as always.

alicesg said...

Wow very huge statue of the cobra and cow. Thanks for sharing the interesting story.

Mar said...

Fantastic as always. Simply fascinating!

L is for

Carver said...

Fascinating post and photographs. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

w0rkingAth0mE said...

hope we can visit it one day thanks for sharing infos .. anyway, have time to visit
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dreamysap said...

Ah it is so near to B'lore. Will surely visit it this summer :)

Roger Owen Green said...

LOVE that creature!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Annie said...

I love that bull sculpture! Thanks for the introduction.

Luna Miranda said...

fascinating carvings and story.

zongrik said...

greats sculptures


loose collars

Reader Wil said...

Your country has such a great amount of treasures! beautiful buildings and statues!Thanks for sharing!
Wil, ABC Wednesday Team

Eden said...

Wow.. beautiful carvings. Great shots.

Ann said...

Who maintains these Historic buildings?

P.N. Subramanian said...

Apart from the Nandi, the Shiv Linga under a large snake hood looks impressive. Nice shots. I have been wanting to visit this late Vijayanagara site.

Jeevan said...

Nice knowing about the place and it holds wonderful sculptures.

Jerla Oh lalala said...

sari... i heard that from one of the indian cartoon show :D

mine is up http://jerlalou.blogspot.com/2012/04/l-o-v-e-r-s.html hope to see u there

Panoramicsearesort said...

It is very popular for silk saris. Next month I am planning to visit Banglore and I will surely isit Lepakshi too.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this historical place.

The historical monuments are maintained either by Government or private trust.

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Wanting to visit for a long time, can it done in a day ?

Vishal Rathod said...

Nice place and pictures specially that sheshnag one

Arti said...

Love the history and the beautiful pictures, would love to see it in person someday. Many thanks for sharing.

Akshay Kumar G said...

Beautiful pics of the sculpture and your family. :) Nice to know how Lepakshi got its name. :)

Arnab Maity said...

Lepakshi is my travel list for next month, good that I checked out your post, seems like its worth the visit

Maliny said...

the sculptures look so perfectly crafted . . nice pictures . . thankyou for sharing the details :)

இராஜராஜேஸ்வரி said...

very nice..

Panchali said...

Now I know from where Lepakshi got its name! Loved the carvings..thanks for sharing!!