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Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, Hampi

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Religious Site
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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  • A big statue of lord Ganesha at the foot of the hill located near the entrance to Hampi. The statue is beautiful and during sunset you can notice that there is glow and the sun rays highlight the Gane...  more »
  • One can locate this temple near to the Hemakuta Hill...a monolithic Ganesha idol...wonderful presentation  more »
  • This Huge idol situated left side of the road when going towards hampi bazaar, can go inside and see the 360 of the idol. Its a giant statue.  more »
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  • Nice big idol of Lord Ganesha. There is a nice garden around it too.
  • Good craftsmanship on display. There is a very excellent idol of Ganesh here. Behind the place there are some boulders which offer great photo opportunities. Nothing much other than this here.
  • Sasivekalu Ganapathi idol exhibits excellent craftsmanship.
  • Nice creation.. Unbelievable 😳😳😍
  • Something interesting about this Ganesha is that he is sitting on Parvathy's lap (his mother) but she is overshadowed by his size. If you go behind the temple and view the back of the statue, you can see the back of Parvathy and her lap on which Ganesha is sitting. This is missed by most tourists and visitors and also not told by most tour operators.