ART DESIGN PLACES WEIRD

The hanging pillar is an engineering marvel

The 16th century Lepakshi Temple in Andhra Pradesh, India has one of the seventy stone pillars hanging from the ceiling! Base of this pillar does not touch the ground below and one can easily pass a thin sheet of paper or a piece of cloth through the gap. The local people say that the pillar is dislodged from its original position when a British engineer attempted to move it futilely to know the secrets of support. There are many exquisite sculptures and paintings on the wall depicting the stories from epics that made the temple famous.

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Photo credit  | Sources: The Hindu / Navrang India | h/t: amusingplanet