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Saasivekaalu Ganesha

Srijita Kushwaha
Sassivekalu Ganesha is approx. 2.5 meter tall Ganesha Idol. The key feature of this idol is a snake tied around the stomach of Lord Ganesha. The Idol depicts Lord's fondness towards food and the story behind this Idol is, once Lord Ganesh had too much food, because of which his stomach started swelling. Then he tied a snake around his stomach in order to stop his stomach from bursting open.
Saasivekalu ganesha, it's my personal favorite statue in hampi monuments. It's one of major landmark in hampi ruins. Huge statue of lord ganesha(8feet) is carved out in single block of rock. If you look closely to statue you will notice snake is tied on stomach.