Lepakshi, Lepākṣī: 1 definition



Lepakshi means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: archive.org: Vijayanagara Paintings

Lepākṣī (लेपाक्षी) is the name of an ancient city in Anantapur district.—At Lepākṣī, there is a temple of considerable importance, with a whole series of paintings giving the best report on Vijayanagara paintings in the sixteenth century. Though now an insignificant spot, it was once a great centre of trade. Pilgrims flooded here to visit the temple of Vīrabhadra that was famous in the days of the Vijayanagara monarchs at Lepākṣī. This temple was built by Vīrupaṇṇa Nāyaka and Vīraṇṇa who on behalf of the emperors ruled the area.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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