Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple

Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, Hampi

Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple
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dillsefoodie
Bengaluru, India1,242 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
The statue of Lord Ganesha is quite marvelous. It is one of the must visit temples in Hampi. There is a path beside the statue which leads to Sunset Point. So, it you are visiting the temple during evening, you can also witness a Sunset.
Written October 10, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK153,681 contributions
Nov 2019
The Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple is a simple pavilion type building that is innocuous but for the sculptural centrepiece of the temple. In the centre of the temple is a giant sculpture of Ganesh that alludes to one of the legends around the elephant headed god. The story goes that Ganesh ate so much that his stomach was in danger of bursting. In order to save the belly, Ganesh grabbed a snake and tied it around it belly to hold it in place. The sculpture has the snake tied around Ganesh like a belt.

Well worth seeing this temple for the sculpture.
Written November 15, 2019
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AmitJ24
Bengaluru, India288 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
One of the besy carved idols this temple is indeed a must visit place. It is very close to most other monuments, so reaching this is easy. A walk up the hillside will bring you to the Sunset Point
Written April 19, 2014
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Durgasankar Mandal
Pune, India2,269 contributions
Oct 2015
There are 32 temples on Hemakuta Hill. This is the first. Wonderfully located, before you start climbing the hill, you arrive in front of it. As usual for all other temples, this temple is built with solid granite rocks cut from the hill and the architecture did not use any binding material. The wieght of the granite stones work as the binder.
Written October 7, 2015
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Hema
Copenhagen, Denmark50 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
Sasivekalu Ganesha is called as Mustard seed Ganesha and is very cute. I personally liked this Ganesha to the other Ganesha that is Peanut Ganesha. Both Ganesha's are monolithic stautes and a must visit
Written July 6, 2015
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DenimD
Bengaluru, India34 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
There are 2 Ganesh Temple in Hampi - This one holds the smaller Ganesh (9 feet) and known as Rahi Ganesh (mustard seed Ganesh)
The work is detailed, and from backside, you can see that the sculpture is like Ganesh sitting on lap of his Mother, Parvathi.

Nice place.
Written March 16, 2015
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bishwaksen
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,116 contributions
Feb 2015 • Solo
This is a colossal monolithic statue of Ganesha. It lies in a chamber just on the left of the road that leads to the Virupaksha temple. It is near the Balakrishna temple. It is so named as it tummy is supposed to be shaped like a mustard seed. As per myth once Ganesha ate so much he had to tie his belly with a snake, lest it bursts. You can see the snake on this statue.
Written March 7, 2015
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Purnima Jain
Bengaluru, India1,247 contributions
Nov 2021
One of Hampi’s numerous monoliths is the Sasivekalu Ganesha, more popularly known as the ‘mustard Ganesha’. The reason behind this name is rather mundane: there are two monolithic Ganeshas in close proximity to each other here in Hampi, and this one is the smaller one of the two—therefore, it’s the ‘mustard Ganesha’, the mustard seed being so tiny.
This Ganesha sits in a small pillared pavilion of its own, surrounded on all sides by regularly placed pillars. It’s not highly ornamented, but is still a beautifully proportioned, well-carved piece of sculpture. Do make it a point to go around to the back and have a look at Ganesha’s back: his mother Parvati, a much smaller figure than the gigantic Ganesha, clings to his back, as if supporting her much larger son.
No entry fees are required for the ‘mustard Ganesha’ and very close to the road where you can park your vehicle.
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. The hand in which he holds the sweet is broken.
This statue is set in a pavilion quite close to the bazaar on Hemakuta Hill. It is very close to the road too. Walk round it to see it from different angles.
Located on Hemakuta Hill, No entry fees are required for the ‘mustard Ganesha’.
It is a Ganesha Statue carved in single block of rock with a height of 8 feet. It is erected in the memory of Narasimha II by a trader from Chandragiri as per the inscription outside the temple. Ganesha is seen in Half lotus position with four hands holding goad, broken tusk, noose & modak. A large open Mantapa covers the status.
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Written December 25, 2021
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jaypatel2015
Rajkot, India178 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
This place is on way to royal enclosure.
There is Big Statue of lord Ganesha in Small Temple. Statue seems to be broken :(
Written December 24, 2018
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Amit J
Kolkata (Calcutta), India882 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Sasivekalu Ganesha temple is located close to Ugra Narsimha 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 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. The hand in which he holds the sweet is broken. This idol is about 8 ft high and there is no entrance fee.
Written October 18, 2018
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