Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India

Kadalekalu Ganesha is well known as one of the largest Ganesha statues in South India and is carved out of a single granite boulder. The belly chiseled resembles a gram seed and Kadalekalu means gram seed in Kannada hence the name. The temple with its calm ambience is built on the slopes of Hemakuta hills. The Kadalekalu Ganesha temple has many tall granite pillars, carved with many mythological characters as constructed in the Vijayanagara style of architecture. Do catch a few moments sitting still in the the pillared mandapa watching the picturesque views of Matanga Hill... 

Kadalekalu Ganesha is a part of the Hampi Group of Monuments and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Hampi?

Tag : Classic Hampi | Content: | Image: Sid Mohanty | Update: 17-Mar-2021