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Saasivekaalu Ganesha  

  Hampi , Karnataka.
FREE

  • Spiritual
    Category
    Spiritual
  • duration
    Duration
    20 - 30 Minutes
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • prayer room
    Prayer room
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

Sasivekalu Ganesha is Another cute monolithic Ganesh temple. The name "Sasivekalu Ganesha" means mustard seed Ganesha. The name is associated with Ganesha's stomach or pot belly resembles the shape of a mustard seed, known as Sasivekalu in the local language. This east facing monolithic statue is situated on the south-eastern slope of Hemakuta hill.  Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple is best known for its enticing architectures. This temple is a wonderful example of the Vijayanagara style of architecture where the idol of Lord Ganesha is carved out of a single rock. Sasivekalu Ganesha statue stands 2.4 Meters (8 ft) tall and is placed under a 16 pillared Mantapa. The mantapa's pedestal, columns, beams, and roof are dressed granite blocks. The mantapa's crown is brick and mortar work in Indo Saracenic style. The roof is supported by the pillars that do not have any texture, pattern or carving done on them.

Sasivekalu Ganesha's chubby form is treated for eyes. He is attired with a crown and simple jewelry. In his hands, he's holding a modak, broken tusk, a goad, and a noose. Around his waist is a tied tightly serpent. According to legends, Ganesha once consumed a lot of food, as a result, his stomach was on the verge of bursting. To prevent tummy burst, Ganesha tied a serpent around his waist. Sasivekalu Ganesha sits on a pedestal inside a simple Mantapa. Its height is around 8 feet. According to inscriptions, this monument was built in 1506 AD in memory of Vijayanagara king Narasimha II who had ruled between 1491-1505 CE.

It is a sad point to note that there is no more pooja done to the Lord due to damages that render it unworthy of any ceremonial worship


Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Last Admission 05:30 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • first aid kit
    First aid kit
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no parking
    Parking
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    1.3 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    3.7 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.6 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    12.0 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    12.0 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.4 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    3.9 KM

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