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Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, Hampi

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Featuring one of the largest statues within the World Heritage-listed Hampi complex of monuments, Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple consists of plain pillars enclosing a 2.5 m (8 ft) tall sculpture of Ganesha in a seated half-lotus position. In this representation, the deity possesses four arms and a giant belly, the result of his insatiable love of food. Hindu mythology claims Ganesha once enjoyed such a heavy meal, he had to tie a snake around his inflated stomach to keep it from bursting--hence the carved serpent encircling the statue's belly. By using our Hampi vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple and other attractions in Hampi.
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  • The first monument that is seen by the visitor, coming from Hospet to Hampi, is the Sasive Kalu Ganesha. The monument is an open plain pillared mandap structure that houses a huge monolithic sculpture...  more »
  • Like most of the Structures this statue of Lord Ganesha is also monolithic . The statue is placed nicely in the sheltered structure is in fenced off. Its located near the footsteps of Hemakuta Hill Te...  more »
  • Though this Ganesha is described as sasivekalu, ie as small as mustard, it is indeed majestic, cute and gives a sense of awe. The serpent at the waist, his instruments in his four hands, the head gear...  more »
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  • Sasive kala ganesha is one of the lesser damaged idols at Hampi. The statue is visible right from the road which connects Virupaksha temple / Hampi Bazzar with Hospet. The Ganesha sits on a rock with its own mantap covering it. Per our tour guide, this idol was sponsored by a wealthy mustard seed merchant and the temple was open for public, unlike Kadalekalu Ganesha which had only royal family as it's patrons.
  • This Ganesh God statue is built by a Trader from Chandragiri in 1506 AD. This Ganesh God statue 8Feet.
  • Absolutely great craftsmanship. Must see place in Hampi. Back of the idol represents Lord Ganesh mother.
  • Great place ......good scenic beauty and nice temple
  • Jai ganesha...