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Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi

The temple is of Vijayanagara architectural style and was built in the 16th century. The presiding deity is Veerabhadra. The intricate mandapams of the temple has large pillars with life-size images of dancers, musicians and other sculptures, created by the artisans of the Vijayanagar empire. A huge granite Nandi bull, carved out of a single stone is also present near the temple. The ceilings are decorated by mural paintings.
 
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