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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  • Sasivekalu Ganapathi is very nice historic place. It is in Hampi Vijaya Nagar Samrajya.. Once in life time must visit place.  more »
  • One of Hampi’s numerous monoliths is the Sasivekalu Ganesha, more popularly known as the ‘mustard Ganesha’. The reason behind this name is rather mundane: there are two monolithic Ganeshas in close pr...  more »
  • Quite large. To walk towards the Palace, so they left the ruins area here the wrong way. Suitable for visits to explore along the way.
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