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Veerabhadra Temple, Anantapur

Constructed in the 16th century, Veerabhadra Temple is an amazing site of interest located in Lepakshi in Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to Veerabhadra, a form of Lord Mahadeva depicting fierce aggression. Since this temple was built in the ancient times, it is one of the centrally protected national monuments of national importance.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Veerabhadra Temple carries the intricate carvings on the interior and exterior walls. The whole shrine reflects the Dravidian style of architecture
2) It is famous for housing the huge monolithic structure of Nandi bull that is entirely carved out of stone
3) The fresco painting inside this shrine depict the scenes from the Hindu epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata
4) A shivalinga coiled by a serpent shrouding it is also worshiped by the visitors
5) The sanctum sanctorum houses the deity Veerabhadra wearing the garland of skulls
6) This temple is also known for the hanging pillar located in its premises

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Being a major site of interest in Lepakshi, Veerabhadra Temple is visited throughout the year by thousands of visitors. Excluding the scorching summers, any season is favorable for the tourists to pay a visit to Veerabhadra Temple.

 

Reaching There:-
To reach Veerabhadra Temple, one has to hire the service of the local transit like the jeep, taxi, auto or bus that is available. There is no entry charge and no one is allowed to carry eatables inside the temple premises.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Hindupur Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Bangalore Airport

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