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Shiva Parvathi Kalyana Mantapa at Lepakshi | by Nagesh Kamath
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Shiva Parvathi Kalyana Mantapa at Lepakshi

The Shiva Parvathi Kalyana Mantap at the Veerabhadra temple at Lepakshi is the one portion of the temple that was never completed.


Legend has it that the popularity of Virupanna, the local chief who was responsible for building of this temple, did not go down well with a few people and they poisoned the ears of King. The king questioned the integrity of Virupanna. Before his noble intentions could be punished unjustly, Virupanna supposedly gauged out his own eyes and threw them on the walls of the temple. The construction of the temple was immediately stopped and the Kalyana Mantap which was not complete at that time was left as is. Unfortunate.


Another snap of the same is below.


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Taken on January 1, 2009