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Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi

Andhra Pradesh , Anantapur

The Veerabhadra temple is in Lepakshi in the Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.The temple has been built on the southern side of Lepakshi town, on a low altitude hillock of a large exposure of granite rock, which is in the shape of a tortoise, and hence known as Kurma Saila.


According to the legends, when Ravana abducted Sita, the King of the eagles Jataayu fought with him. Ravana smashed him with his sword and Jataayu fell. The place where  Jataayu fell, is the place where the Veerbhadra temple has been built.


Veerabhadra Temple is built in Vijayanagara style of architecture. The main temple is laid out in three parts: the assembly hall known as the Mukha mantapa or Natya mantapa or Ranga mantapa; arda mantapa or antarala (ante chamber); and the garbhagriha or the sanctum sanctorum. The temple has carvings and paintings at almost every exposed surface of the temple. There is a very large Nandi (bull), mount of Shiva, about 200 metres (660 ft) away from...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : The temple is open from 5:00 AM to 12:30 PM and from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

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Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothes.


Hyderabad is considered as one of the best heritage city of India. One can see a diverse
culture in Hyderabad. The culture of Hyderabad is a mixture of Muslim and Hindu traditions. Hyderabad is home to many museums, galleries, and other institutions which are major tourist attractions as well as playing a research role. A distinct Indo-Islamic architecture style with local contribution is reflected in Hyderabad buildings, making it the first and "Best Heritage City of India" as of March 2012. Lepakshi is culturally and archaeologically significant as it is the location of shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Veerabhadra which were built during the Vijayanagara Kings' period (1336-1646). 

Location and Contact

Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi Temple Rd, Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh 515331


The nearest airport to Lepakshi Veerabhadra Temple is Sri Sathya Sai Airport. Lepakshi is well connected by roads. Buses and taxi services are easily accesible.

Additional Info

  1. Ajantha Deluxe Lodge
    APTDC Haritha Hotel
  2. SBI Bank ATM, ICICI Bank ATM
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Temple Rituals

In Lepakshi Veerabhadra Temple, the first pooja is dedicated to the shivalinga and then to Lord Veerabhadra.

Regular Offerings

Devotees perform Abhishek to Lord and mother and offer vastras. They also offer sarkarai pongal nivedhana, a sweet pudding.

Special Rituals

Devotees are offered Sadari blessing with the lotus feet of the Lord. The prasad in the temple is Betel leaf.

Famous Festival

Durgamma festival

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