About Saasivekaalu Ganesha

The Sasivekalu Ganesha temple is located at the southern foot of Hemakuta hill. The Ganesha idol here is a monolith that has close resemblance to mustard seeds owing to which, the locals call the Deity, Sasivekalu Ganesha, in the local language, Kannada. Owing to popular legends that the deity ate too much and to protect himself from bursting, tied a snake to his stomach, the Ganesha has been carved in such a way that he sports a snake tied at his stomach, a broken Modak or a kind of sweet and a noose. The hand in which he holds the sweet is broken. This idol is about 8 ft high. It has a large pavilion around it. According to the nearby inscriptions, the pavilion was sculpted by a merchant from Chandragiri in 1506 AD in memory of the then King Narasimha II.

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Timings 05:30 AM - 05:30 AM

Visit Duration: Minutes

Address: Hampi, Karnataka 583239, India


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