Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi
Lepakshi is a small town in Ananthpur district of Andhra Pradesh state. The most interesting thing about Lepakshi is its hanging pillar. A pillar which is attached with the ceiling but not to the floor. The pillar is at Veerabhadra temple. It is famous as Aakaasa Sthambha (floating pillar), though it is ahanging pillar and not a floating pillar. One can easily pass a cloth between the underside of the pillar and the floor. (Watch out the Video)
Hearsay is that the British were fascinated by this pillar as to how it can be in a ‘suspended’ state. They probably tried to see whether it was really suspended & whether the pillar moved when pushed. As a result of these ‘experiments’, as the story goes, all other pillars of the temple became tilted one way or the other.
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Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi,