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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.
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.
Shilpa Shashidhar
Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple – This statue has been inspired from an incident in Hindu mythology when Lord Ganesha ate a lot of food till his stomach almost burst. In order to protect his stomach, he tied a snake around his belly.
ghumakkad_bandi
Kadalekalu Ganesha: one more temple near by.
A Timeless Odyssey
The Kadalekalu Ganesha statue is 15 ft high. This is one of the largest sculptures in Hampi.