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Kadalekai Ganesha

No more used as a temple, this ruined site is on the north eastern slopes of the Hemakuta Hill. The 15 feet idol of Lord Ganesha here is the largest structure of a God in South India. The name is derived from the fact that the idol of Lord Ganesha in this temple has a big belly resemblimg a Bengal Gram which in Kannada is called Kadalekalu. The pillars are simple yet attractive with the inscription of mythological themes which is otherwise very common in this city.
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Kadalekalu Temple, is a monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha, in local language bengal gram is called as Kadalekalu temple and the belly of Lord Ganesha is sculptured in the form of bengal gram hence the name Kadalekalu.
Srijita Kushwaha
Kadalekalu Ganesha is one of the biggest Lord Ganesha's idols in whole south India. The statue was a gift to the king from a gram merchant, hence the belly portion of the Idol is in the shape of Bengal gram also known as Kadalekalu in the local language.
Ashish
Virupaksha temple we had visited a day before so we skipped and directly walked to Kadalekalu ganesh. The kadalekalu ganesh is one of largest statue of ganesha in hampi. It is monolithic statue and one of most visited place in hampi monuments. Many forms for ganesha and other hindu gods are carved very beautifully on tall pillar's inside temple.
srishti jugran
We biked up the hills to reach a huge monolithic stone carving of the Elephant god Ganesha- the God of eternal knowledge.This 4.6 meters (14 feet) tall sculpture id carved in situ on the slops of the Hemakuta Hill. Sasivekalu Ganesha: This four handed giant statue of Ganesha is a fine example of the Vijayanagara’s artistic skills.
Hrishikesh Baruah
Our 1st destination for the day was a Ganesha temple right near the Virupaksha temple. The highlight of the temple apart from the intricate carvings was the huge Ganesha idol carved out a single rock. In fact its almost 15 ft tall.