Nandi at Lepakshi

The statue of Nandi in Lepakshi, 120kms from Bangalore.



Statue of Nandi (the bull) is usually found at the entrance to the temple of Lord Shiva in a sitting posture. This one is one of the few colossal forms of Nandi. It is cut from a single granite stone measuring fifteen feet high and twenty seven feet long. The features have been sculpted with lot of care and the details though worn out a bit look good. It was built in the mid-16th century by Viranna and Virupanna, Vijayanagara governors of Penukonda, now in Andhra Pradesh.

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23 Responses

  1. Sridharan says:

    Beautiful..! I've been to this place..!

  2. Fantastisch liebe Indrani!

    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, such beautiful blue skies and the perfect backdrop for the statue of Nandi!! Wonderful captures for the day as always, Indrani! Happy SWF! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

  4. Denise says:

    It still looks magnificent even after all these years. Thank you Indrani, fantastic photos.

  5. ewok1993 says:

    that is an imposing sculpture.

    have a lovely weekend.

  6. great post for skywatch… Have a great weekend ahead!!! Hoping you can visit @ my little corner.

  7. Kim, USA says:

    These place is pretty!

    SWF

  8. Jim says:

    It's wonderful.

  9. Genie says:

    The blue skies behind the sculpture make for beautiful shots. This looks to really be a huge one. Amazing. genie

  10. George says:

    This is a very impressive sculpture. The detail remaining after all these years is amazing. The sky in your second photo is beautiful as well.

  11. chubskulit says:

    Beautiful sky view!

    My Skywatch. Have a nice weekend!

  12. Arundhati says:

    Oh, this is quite close Bangalore! Added to my list 🙂

  13. Gattina says:

    What a beautiful sculpture !
    love the details, and it has such a sympathic face !

  14. ladyfi says:

    Utterly charming!

  15. eileeninmd says:

    It is an amazing statue, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend and Happy skywatching!

  16. arabesque says:

    interesting how a statue like this can have so much history.
    from afar, it almost looks like the Sphinx.
    the details are very nice too.
    happy weekend Indrani. ^0^

  17. SueAnn says:

    Wow! Awesome sculpture
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  18. Carver says:

    What a great stature and the blue sky is the perfect backdrop for it.

  19. Y. Ikeda says:

    Oh my… It's made of single stone! It's so fascinating and I love the color of the sky.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Yoshi

  20. Very nice photos.

    Regards and best wishes

  21. Jessica says:

    Wow, I would love to see this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  22. The second one is so beautifully composed!

  23. Onkar says:

    Beautiful photos

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