Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh is quite well known in the name of its great saint Bhagwan Sri Satya Sai Baba. It is also home to a rich handicraft tradition and its beautiful temples. Once again another marvel of the great Vijayanagara Empire, Lepakshi the small town is a rich repository of several mural paintings of the era. Lepakshi has 3 important shrines-siva, vishnu and veerabadhra shrines. Veerabadhra shrine is a huge canvass of the cultural richness.About 500m, North-East of the temple stands India's largest monolithic Nandhi, measuring about 8.25m long and 4,60m high. My visit to Lepakshi along with my students and pals at chittoor remain a sweet memory cherished always....

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