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Monday, August 5, 2019

Lepakshi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple

Lepakshi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
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About Temple

Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple main deity is Lord Shiva, this temple is constructed in the year 1530 by Virupanna Nayaka and Viranna during the reign of King Achutaraya, of Penukonda, this temple is situated in Lepakshi town of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Free Darshan

No need  to purchase tickets for free darshan, approximate time to stay in queue line for free darshan is 5 mins.

lepakshi nandi

Temple Timings

Opening Time : 06:00 A.M
Lunch Break : 01:00 P.M
Closing Time : 06:00 P.M

bangles vratham  

Bangles Vratham

This vratham will be conducted only in sravanamasam on every saturday.

chandi homam  

Chandi Homam

Chandi Homam will be conducted only during Navarathri of Dussehra Festival.


VIP Darshan

To know more details about VIP Darshan.

Phone :  +91-9515416037 
Email : [email protected]


Kunkuma Archana and Bilvarchana will be performed in this temple.

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Devotees can perform palabhishekam on all days, all items required for abhishekam will be provided by temple.


Important Dates and Festivals

lepakshi temple bramhotsavam

Dussehra Processions: During Dussehra special procession (uregimpu) of Godess (Ammavaru) takes place for 9 days in streets of Lepakshi

Bramhotsavam: Shivarathri is main festival of Veera Bhadra Swamy Temple of Lepakshi, on this day rathothsavam (Chariot Pulling) will be performed.


Hotels and Transport


Temple Choultries

Presently Veerabhadra Swamy Temple doesn't provide accommodation facilities to the devotees, how ever devotees can stay in private hotels of lepakshi.

palla residency

Private Hotels



Nearest Airport: Tirupati

Railway Station: Hindupur

Road Transport: Lepakshi has APSRTC Bus Station and it is well connected with road.



Donate for Development Activities

Temple Modernisation: Donations received under this scheme will be utilized to modernize the temple premises like renovation of statues, pillars and other kind of painting works.

Amenities Improvisation: Donations received under this scheme will be utilized to improvise the amenities in temple premises like modernize toilets, drinking water facilities, development of greenary and airconditioning.

Donate for Annadhanam (Food Distribution)

Free Food Distribution: Donations received under this scheme will be used for nithya annadanam and sundry expenses of the temple like purchase of flowers, ghee, oil, turmeric and sandal.

temple modernisation

amenities improve


History and Facts

Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple was built by the brothers Viranna and Virupanna, this temple is one of the most notable examples of the Vijayanagar architectural style. Also, it is famous for its sculptures. These were created by the artisans of Vijayanagara empire. This place is renowned for being one of the best repository of mural paintings of the Vijayanagar Kings.

Nandi: A huge Nandi bull made out of a single granite stone is one of the major attractions near the main Lepakshi temple.

Legend: According to Hinduism Epic Ramayana, Jatayu fell down at this place after a fierce battle with Ravana, when Sri Rama reached this spot and saw the wounded Jatayu said compassionately, "Le Pakshi" (Telugu Translation of Le Pakshi is oh bird rise up.

The Hanging pillar of Lepakshi Temple
There are about 70 pillars at this fabulous 16th-century temple of stone in Vijayanagar style, but this one is the best known and considered as the engineering genius of ancient and medieval India’s temple builders. However, this pillar is bit dislodged from its original position. A paper or a thin piece of cloth can be passed from below the pillar it is said that during the British era, to uncover the secret of its support a British engineer tried to move upon moving the pillar, the whole structure of the temple started shaking as every pillar is interconnected by unknown engineering technic.