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. Make Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple a part of your Hampi vacation plans using our Hampi day trip app .
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  • September 13, 2017
    this sculpture of ganeshaji is called mustard ganesha. It was named to confuse people, who expected a small ganesha but ended up with a massive statue! it sits comfortably in the open air (with a roof...  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    Sitting there it seems Lord Ganesha is welcoming all the visitors, the striking height, carved out of a single stone looks absolutely elegant. Hadn't it been for the destructiion this idol would have ...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    This 8ft Saasivekalu Ganesha statue is made out of a single rock around 1500AD. Did you notice the snake tied around his stomach? Here's the story behind it: According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Gan...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    It's believed that Ganesha sitting on Mother Parvati's Lap but as information given by archaeology officials Ganesha built 'Ardha Padmanasam' style.
  • June 25, 2017
    Three idol of lord Ganesha sitting on goddess Parvati's lap when viewed from behind.
  • March 10, 2017
    Nice big idol of Lord Ganesha. There is a nice garden around it too.
  • December 27, 2016
    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.
  • May 20, 2017
    Sasivekalu Ganapathi idol exhibits excellent craftsmanship.

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