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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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  • Nice place & history. Its good to start the tour here because the guides are easily available. As the idol's trunk is broken it's not worshiped now. Must see place. 
  • This one is the starting point of your trip if you are going towards Virupaksha temple complex. This is a white ganesha statue while the other one bit ahead is a black one. 
  • Enough has been written about the history of the place in previous posts, so I have nothing to add different. I am not sure if this is a monolithic stone, I thought different but could be mistaken I w...  more »
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  • Sasive kala ganesha is one of the lesser damaged idols at Hampi. The statue is visible right from the road which connects Virupaksha temple / Hampi Bazzar with Hospet. The Ganesha sits on a rock with its own mantap covering it. Per our tour guide, this idol was sponsored by a wealthy mustard seed merchant and the temple was open for public, unlike Kadalekalu Ganesha which had only royal family as it's patrons.
  • This Ganesh God statue is built by a Trader from Chandragiri in 1506 AD. This Ganesh God statue 8Feet.
  • Absolutely great craftsmanship. Must see place in Hampi. Back of the idol represents Lord Ganesh mother.
  • Great place ......good scenic beauty and nice temple
  • Jai ganesha...