Lepakshi – My travel notes and photographs (7)

No visit to Lepakshi is complete without seeking the ‘Lepakshi-basavanna’, the majestic big bull situated a furlong away, it does not take more than a ten minutes’ leisurely walk. The imposing size and the looks of the bull will not fail to fascinate. Common folk affectionately sing ‘lepakshi basavanna leachi raavayya’, which means ‘Oh, lepakshi basavanna, please stand up and come!’.  This is nothing but an indication of how lively the bull looks! To the person who looks on, the bull appears as if it would stand up and walk towards the temple at any moment! And so the song was worded to mean that way.

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