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Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple

Karnataka , Bellary

Located on the southern foothill of the Hemakuta Hill in Hampi, Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The stomach of the deity resembles the shape of a mustard seed. Mustard seed is known as Sasivekalu in the local language. Thus, the statue has been named as Sasivekalu Ganesha. The statue of Ganesha was constructed by a merchant from Chandragiri (a place in present day Andhra Pradesh) in memory of the then king of Vijayanagara, Narasimha II (1491 - 1505 AD).


According to the legends, once Lord Ganesha had eaten so much food that his stomach was on the verge of bursting out. Lord Ganesha caught hold of a snake and tied it around his stomach to prevent it from bursting. The statue of Sasivekalu Ganesha in the temple has a snake tied around the stomach.


The statue of the Lord Ganesha dates back to the 15th century. The statue is carved out of a single huge piece of rock and measures about 8 feet in height. There is open pavilion created around the statue.

Darsan Info

Timings : The temple is open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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Darsan Dresscode

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The contribution of Karnataka to the composite culture of India is no way inferior to that of any other region of India. Its contribution in the fields of art, music, religion and philosophy are exemplary. The culture of Karnataka is so vibrant that it adds new flavor to its very existence. Hampi is a place in Karnataka which is immensely famous for its historic heritage. Known to be an imminent city during the Vijayanagar empire, Hampi is declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO.

Location and Contact

Hampi, Karnataka 583239

The nearest railway station to the temple is Hospet Junction. The nearest airport is Vidyanagar Airport. Buses are easily accessible.

Additional Info

  1. Padma Guest House
    Rocky Guest House
    Archana Guest House
  2. Axis Bank ATM
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Temple Rituals

The idol is not worshiped as such .

Regular Offerings

The idol is not worshiped as such .

Special Rituals

The idol is not worshiped as such .

Famous Festival

No Specific Festivals since this idol is not worshiped as such.

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