Mystery Behind Hanging Lepakshi Temple Pillars

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Indian painters were patronized by the magnificent Vijayanagara empire. The Veerbhadra Lepakshi Temple in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, is an architectural masterpiece. Many people have attempted but failed to figure out how a stone pillar hangs.


  • The construction or carving of the hanging pillar at the Lepakshi temple is a great enigma.
  • One corner pillar does not contact the temple floor at all, while the other sixty-nine pillars support the ceiling.
  • A tiny space exists between the temple floor and the base of the pillar, allowing thin things such as a piece of cloth to pass from one side to the other.

The Lepakshi temple, also known as Veerbhadra temple, is one of India’s architectural wonders. This majesty in stone, carved out of rock, says volumes about the magnificent Vijayanagara Empire.

The Lepakshi Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra, is a museum of eternal art with exquisite paintings and murals. Much of the temple is erected on Kurmasailam, a low, rocky slope.

What everyone is most impressed by is how the Lepakshi Temple houses the remarkable hanging pillar.

It’s mind-boggling to consider what equipment may have been used to create such a fine space between the pillar’s bottom and the hard stone floor underneath it. The tour guides will demonstrate several techniques to demonstrate that the rock solid stone pillar is actually floating and not touching the ground.

As though a twig were gently creeping under the pillar. Alternatively, place a scarf between the pillar’s base and the ground underneath it. From the beginning to the end! Tourists may be heard gasping.

This magnificent 16th-century stone temple in Vijayanagar architecture has roughly 70 pillars, but this one is the most famous and a testimony to the technical talent of ancient and mediaeval India’s temple architects.

Once the British tried to move this pillar which lead to the damage of Mandapam. Then the British left this idea of moving it. If you come insert your Cloth under the pillar and see the marvel of our ancestors.

The Lepakshi temple is an archaeological and aesthetic masterpiece.

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