Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, Hampi

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#8 of 19 in Historic Sites in Hampi
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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  • I feel the most affinity to Indians going easy is a very special place in the icon. If you don't have the time to take a look at the Chris Anderson: I'm not going to be a bother ㅎ ㅎ
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  • This statue is set in a pavilion quite close to the bazaar on Hemakuta Hill. It is very close to the road too. Walk round it to see it from different angles.  more »
  • When the guides say it is the largest statue of Ganesha, one would expect to see the grand scale, it's the favorite God of the Hindus. Not really a very large statue. More interesting will be at the top of the Hill. You will be met by the monkeys, stock up on treats for them)
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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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