The Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi Temple

The Hanging Pillar Lepakshi

Veerabhadra temple is famed for an engineering wonder. Among the 70stone pillars, there is one that hangs from the ceiling. The base of the pillar barely touches the ground and is possible to pass objects such as a thin sheet of paper or a piece of cloth from one side to the other. It is said that the pillar is a bit dislodged from its original position when a British engineer tried to move it in an unsuccessful attempt to unsuccessful attempt to uncover the secret of its support.

Veerabhadra temple was built by the brothers Viranna and virupanna, who were Governors under the Vijayanagar Empire during the reign of King Achutaraya.
Hanging Pillar

The Village Lepakshi holds a significant place in the great Indian epic Ramayana. Legend has it that the Bird Jatayu, wounded by the king of Lanka, Ravana, fell here after a futile battle against the king who was carrying away Sita, the wife of Rama. When Rama reached the spot, he was the bird and said compassionately to him, "Le Pakshi" means "Arise, bird" in Telugu.