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Kadalekai Ganesha, Hampi

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Carved out of a giant boulder, Kadalekai Ganesha ranks as the largest statue of Lord Ganesha within the World Heritage-listed Hampi complex. The 4.5 m (15 ft) statue sits inside a large inner sanctum within an open hall supported by slender pillars and decorated in images from various mythological stories. On the northeastern slope of Hemakuta Hill, the hall serves as one of Hampi's top observation points, providing some of the finest views of the surrounding area and other notable monuments of this archaeological site. For Kadalekai Ganesha and beyond, use our Hampi holiday planner to get the most from your Hampi vacation.
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  • Kadlekalu refers to Bengal Gram in Kannada...shape of this statue of Ganesha is where the name arises from!!  more »
  • Kadalekai Ganesha temple is known for giant monolithic statue of Hindu god Ganesha which was carved out of a huge boulder at the northeastern slope of the Hemakuta hill. The temple derives it's name d...  more »
  • Ganesha idol is carved out of monolithic stone and is massive in scale. The temple has got many carved stone pillars depicting various figures. It would be worthwhile to sit here for some time as the ...  more »
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  • My best like in God this temple so great
  • Lord Ganesha stomach damaged during attack... good place
  • Nice large idol of Ganesha in a small temple. Saw lots of parrots when I went there early morning.
  • Nice temple with a large sculpture of Lord Ganesha. Temple is surrounded by many other small temples.
  • Kadalekalu Ganesha is one of the largest statues of Lord Ganesha that exists in the southern part of India. The shrine housing the statue of Kadalekalu Ganesha is situated on the slope of the Hemakuta Hill in Hampi. It is a remarkable monolithic statue and one of the most popular tourist sites in Hampi. Timing: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Entrance Fee: No entry fee needed Photography: Allowed Visit Duration: 1 hour Best time to visit: From October to February Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple, Hampi The unique name of Kadalekalu Ganesha, Hampi The towering statue of Kadalekalu Ganesha has a height of 4.6 metres (15 feet). The giant statue was carved out of a single huge boulder. The belly of Ganesha has been chiselled in such a manner that it resembles a Bengal gram (known as Kadalekalu in the local language). Hence, the statue has been given the name of Kadalekalu Ganesha. It is one of the largest statues that exist in Hampi. The attraction of Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple, Hampi The temple of Kadalekalu Ganesha is a beautiful stone structure. The temple hall is decorated with tall and slender granite pillars standing in the hall. The pillars are decorated with various mythological characters and themes carved out on them. The cubical pillars are constructed in the typical Vijayanagara style of architecture. The open hall of the temple leads to the inner sanctum where the tall statue resides. The amazing view from Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple, Hampi Being situated on the slope of the Hemakuta Hill, the temple presents a mesmerizing view of the surroundings. Visitors can enjoy picturesque views of the Hampi Bazaar and the Matanga Hill while standing in the hall of the Kadalekalu Ganesha temple.