Lepakshi-A Temple of Hanging Pillar!

Lepakshi Temple, located in Hindupur mandal of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, is an architectural beauty created by the Vijayangara Kingdom during the 1336–1646 period. This temple of Lord Veerabhadra is the most mysterious temple with 70 massive pillars, with ‘one of them, stunningly, hanging’. This pillar doesn’t touch the ground and hangs from the top ceiling, leaving a noticeable space, through which, one can even pass a kerchief-like cloth/ any material of similar size. This mysterious element has challenged many scientists from all over the world, who ultimately failed to crack the mistery behind it. A British scientist was said to have tried the same and failed, during the British era. Besides this, the temple also portrays the architectural expertise of the Vijayanagara period. Other unique features of this temple include monolithic Nandi Statue (6 ft. height and 8 mt. long), Nagalinga, Lord Ganesh, among others.

There are many other aspects of this temple, which can make a longstanding impact.


Author: Punyakshetram

Interested in covering pilgrimage-centric stories and interesting facts about various Hindu temples across the world.

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