Hindupur legislator, Nandamuri Balakrishna inaugurated the two-day Lepakshi festival today, at Lepakshi in Ananthapur district. Ealier, he had launched the invitation for the festival. He wants to develop the place as a tourist spot. In a video, Balakrishna had explained the extra-ordinary cluture of the place, with mural paintings, sculpture and temples. Balakrishna had recently conducted a road show in Benguluru to promote Lepakshi as an international tourist centre. Today, cultural programmes were held on the occasion of inaugural of the festival.