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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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  • Wonderful ambiance with a feeling of tranquility to it during your visit. The idol is beautiful and a structural wonder and biggest monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha in Hampi.  more »
  • Hampi is a UNESCO world heritage site, is known for its magnificent temples and one such fine specimen is Sasivekalu Ganesha temple. This is a huge statue of Lord Ganesha, carved out of a single block...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • It's believed that Ganesha sitting on Mother Parvati's Lap but as information given by archaeology officials Ganesha built 'Ardha Padmanasam' style.
  • Three idol of lord Ganesha sitting on goddess Parvati's lap when viewed from behind.
  • 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.

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You'll find a number of simple guesthouses and homestays located in Hampi itself, primarily in the Hampi Bazaar district. North and south of the river, they offer comfortable rooms in modest former residential buildings. Further afield, a selection of more upmarket resorts and hotels sit on the banks of the river and the nearby lake to the northwest. Many visitors choose to stay in Hosapete, to the southwest, or the small town of Kamalapur, located just south of Hampi. Both offer a greater range of accommodations than Hampi, including hotels, resorts, and hostels.
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