Monday, June 5, 2017

Veerabhadra Temple Complex, Lepakshi

Veerabhadra Temple Complex in Lepakshi is one of the ancient structures in the area. Built in 16th century this is a architectural marvel. This was built by Virupanna Nayaka and Viranna, both brothers who were Governors under the Vijayanagar Empire. 


The outermost waled enclosure has three gates, of which the northern gate is used regularly. The temple complex has Veerabhadra Temple and Natya Mantapa. 


Within the temple complex, to its eastern side, there is huge boulder of granite stone which on one side has carving of coiled multi-hooded serpent providing an umbrella cover over a Linga. On the other side of the same boulder there is also a huge statue of Lord Ganesha.


There are also several other structures in the complex like Shiva Linga and Hanuman.

13 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow, that granite boulder serpent made me gasp! Oh my gosh, your posts never cease to amaze.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Amazing, and its over 500 years.

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful temple. Nice to read. Nice photos.

Small City Scenes said...

Amazing. One is amazed at the marvels created by the ancient ones and we have all the modern tools but couldn't make such wonders.
MB

teamgsquare said...

Beautiful place to spend full day exploring.

riitta k said...

The architecture is gorgeous. So much elaborate work and resisted the centuries. A marvel indeed.

Pat Tillett said...

It is so old, and still so beautiful. There is nothing even close to that old where I live. Thanks for the ongoing tour!

carol l mckenna said...

Amazing architecture and great shots ~ ^_^

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The boulder carvings are amazing!

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots.

Lux G. said...

That's an interesting place to visit.

Al said...

A marvel indeed, wonderful.

Devilish Angel said...

Nice photos