Kadalekalu Ganesha, Hampi

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Carved out of a giant boulder, Kadalekalu 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Kadalekalu Ganesha and other Hampi attractions using our handy Hampi online route planner .
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  • It is a Monolithic Ganesha statue with a height of 15 feet with an enclosure of a Hall. The stomatch of the Ganesha resembles a Bengal Gram (Kadalekalu in local dialect) hence the name. The front port...  more »
  • Humpi is a very near to Kamalapur. The statue is carved in single granite stone and the surroundings are well maintained. AS per the iscriptions the murthy is carved in 15th century. The pillarrs arro...  more »
  • Beautiful is what I can say... Very nice place near entrance of hampi.. near the sunset point so can be covered in the evening.  more »

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