Friday, January 13, 2017

Lepakshi - some untold stories



Lepakshi is about 120 KM from Bangalore on the Bangalore Hyderabad highway.

History says , Where the legendary bird Jatayu fell, wounded after a futile battle against Ravana. And Lord Rama said - “Le Pakshi” — ‘rise, bird’ The proud legacy of Vijayanagara Empire at it full Glory. An empire which was the most powerful and richest of its time, not just in India but in the whole world.




  

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Mystery about the Lepakshi Pillers:( pic mentioned 1 however its said to be all pillers)  its  Legendary hanging pillar of Lepakshi (beautiful 16th century Veerabhadra temple). The little light blocking is due to coins that people have thrown below it. you can swipe a towel below it. There are about 70 pillars at this fabulous 16th-century temple of stone in Vijayanagar style, but this one is the best known and a tribute to the engineering genius of ancient and medieval India’stemple builders. However, it is a bit dislodged from its original position — it is said that during the British era, a British engineer was mind boggled when he saw this and tried to move it in an unsuccessful attempt to uncover the secret of its support. He banged it with a hammer and the whole temple shook. He stopped there only and left it as it was.




 


Nandi (The bull) This Bull sculpture in Lepaksi is one of the biggest of its kind in India. Probably only one outside the temple . The Nandi is so huge that we stand dwarfed near it. It is a monolith. This  granite monolithic sculpture is 4.5m high and 8.23m long making one of the largest nandi in India.




 

Mystery of the feet: It is said to be lord Hanimana's feet, its massive and so amazing to see.The footprint always has a trickle of water coming into it from somewhere not known.





 

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