Kadalekalu Ganesha
Kadalekalu Ganesha
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Milind Kshirsagar
Nagpur, India336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Major attractions like Virupaksha temple, hemkuta hill, sasivekalu ganesha, Shrikrishna temple and laxminarasimha are all at walkable distance from it .
Written 10 January 2023
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Devendra G
India962 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Kadalekalu ganesha is near the virupaksha temple complex in hampi. It derives it name from the story that the construction of the temple was sponsored by a chick pea trader. Temple has a large monolithic ganesha statue and several pillars with beautiful carvings all over. The carvings range from dash avatar to mythical animals like kapot (half lion and half frog). Currently, no worship is undertaken because the main deity was harmed by Islamic invaders. Worth a visit.
Written 7 January 2023
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dnandagopal
Bengaluru, India141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Massive Ganesh statue - part of the hemkunta temple complex. The view surrounding the hill /temple is fantastic. No priest is present here.. so one can just remove your shoes and go in for a quick self darshan, take some pics and come back.
Written 17 November 2022
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KeKu
Pune, India358 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This temple has a large monolithic Ganesh idol and is certainly worth a visit. Better to visit at the early morning hours or at the sunset for the stunning views of the hill and Hampi ruins
Written 7 November 2022
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tushar_pai
Milton Keynes, UK3,870 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
A fantastic and large monolithic Ganesha statue that stands 12 feet tall at the base of the Hemakuta Hill. It is the larger of the two Ganeshas and gets its name from its tummy that appears like a Bengal gram.

Just fascinating to see and marvel at the ability of the sculptor.
Written 11 August 2022
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aur1408
Mumbai, India40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Sunset here is beautiful apart Ganesh Idol . One more thing pl take a look carefully at back side of Ganapati idol, it will looks like mother Parvati is hold ganapati on her lap.
It took me some time identity , till guide pointed it out to me .
Written 15 March 2022
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Purnima Jain
Bengaluru, India1,467 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
There are two monolithic Ganesha idols in Hampi: the smaller one (the Sasivekalu Ganesha) is called the ‘mustard Ganesh’, because it’s smaller; the larger one is the Kadalekalu Ganesha, or the ‘peanut Ganesha’ (because peanuts are larger than mustard seeds)
Unlike the mustard Ganesha, this one is housed inside a temple that is actually still a living temple. High pillars form a sort of porch to it, with a terrace (the view from here—massive boulders, ruins, and so on—is impressive). Since this is a functioning temple, if you wish to go inside and see the Ganesha up close, you’ll need to take off your footwear and leave it outside. You can actually get a fairly good view of the monolith from the outside, so entering isn’t really necessary.
No entry fees apply here
Situated on the slope of the Hemakuta Hill one can have a real mesmerizing and picturesque view of Hampi Bazaar and Matanga Hill. The Kadalekalu Ganesha sculpture is a very huge statue, approximately 15 feet in height.
For a detailed itinerary of a 7-Day trip to Hampi, Aihole, Pattadakal, Badami & Jog Falls near Shimoga from Bangalore, feel free to visit the Links tab on my profile on TripAdvisor.
Written 25 December 2021
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Akash G
Hyderabad, India195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This temple contains a large stone statue of Ganesha. The belly of Ganesha is in form of a black gram (Kadalekalu). The statue is located inside an open room like structure.
Written 10 December 2021
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Aditya N
Pune, India616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Kadalekalu Ganesha sculpture is a very huge statue, approximately 15 feet in height, it very near to Virupaksha temple

Temple area had Mandapa with pillars which is beautifully carved.
Surrounding is beautiful
Written 22 November 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Kadalekalu Ganesha is another Ganesh temple to complement the Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, which is not far from this. This temple also has a giant monolithic sculpture of the elephant headed god Ganesh.

Well worth taking the time to see this for the sheer size of the statue and it’s its location with all the main buildings of the Hampi archeological complex.
Written 15 November 2019
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