• Shiva

Lepakshi Veerabhadra Temple

There have been many pilgrim centers established by Vijaynagar kingdom during its rule in Andhra Pradesh. Lepakshi Veerabhadra temple is one among such temples. It has been built as per architectural style of Vijaynagara. One can see tall towers both at the northern and western side of the temple.Lepakshi Veerabhadra was built by the two brothers Veeranna and Viruppanna in the 16th century. This shrine links to the great epic Ramayana. There is a small story attached to this temple. It is said that Lord Rama visited this temple on his way to Sri Lanka. He saw the big bird Jadaayu, during his visit, with deep injuries and wings cut. He tried to wake the bird by calling it Leypakshi. It was from this bird that Rama learnt about the kidnapping of Sita by Ravana. The bird died immediately after giving this message to Rama and that both Rama and Lakshman performed the final rites to the bird.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • For wish fulfillment
Shlokas

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.

Timings

4 a.m. - 12 p.m. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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