Kadalekalu Ganesha is a giant statue of Lord Ganesha. The speciality of the towering statue is that it was carved out of a single stone. This is also at walking distance.
Once we crossed the river we started off our sightseeing with the itinerary that I had marked. Kadalekalu Ganesha, Sasivekalu Ganesha, Krishna Bazaar (where we took few bad photos), Krishna Temple, Badavalinga Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha Temple (had sugarcane juice and lime soda), Chandikesvara Temple, Uddana Veerabhadra Temple. We completed the places in Sacred Center sans Virupaksha Temple. As it was near the Hampi Bus Stand we thought we could go there at any time.
Kadalekalu Ganesha :Kadalekalu Ganesha is one of the largest statues of Lord Ganesha that exists in the southern part of India. The shrine housing the statue of Kadalekalu Ganesha is situated on the slope of the Hemakuta Hill in Hampi. It is a remarkable monolithic statue and one of the most popular tourist sites in Hampi.
Kadalekalu Ganeshatemple has a 15-feet monolithic (carved from a single rock) Ganesha idol. Situated on Hemakunta hill the temple got its name as the belly of Ganesha resembles the Bengal gram (Kadale in regional language). In ancient times, this temple was for the kings and royals and hence a smaller Ganesha temple was built for the masses which was the Saasivekaalu Ganesha temple.
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.