A Magnificent Guide To Hampi Temple – Kadalekalu Ganesha

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One of the largest statues of God Ganesha of South India is in Hampi known as Kadalekalu Ganesha. This Hampi temple is located on the slope of the well-known Hemakuta hill. This sanctum immovable statue is one of the famous religious spots in Hampi. 

Quick Facts About Ganesha Temple


This temple remains open for visitors every day of the week. The timings are from 6:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening.

Entrance Fee: 

Visitors don’t need to pay any fee to visit the Kadalekalu temple.

Photography In This Hampi Temple

Photography is Allowed in the Kadalekalu Ganesha temple

Visit Duration 

You can stay around 1 hour at this spot

Best Time To Visit

Every time is best to seek the blessings of god. But to visit Hampi it is better to visit Hampi in winter from November to February.

Why Is This Statue Known As Kadalekalu Ganesha?

This statue is 4.6 meters high. This 15 feet high statue was carved with a huge boulder. The belly of the statue of Lord Ganesha has been carved in a way that looks similar to the Bengal gram. Bengal gram in the local language is called Kadalekalu. Therefore, this statue is known by this name. This statue is one of the largest statues in Hampi.

The Attraction Of Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple

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The statue in this temple is carved with a big boulder which gives it an amazing stone structure. The hall of this temple is embellished with large pillars of granite. The pillars standing in the hall of this temple have different fictitious characters and different themes carved on them. 

The specialty of these pillars is that besides themes, the architecture cubical construction of the pillars is in Vijayanagara style. You need to cross the open hall of the temple which will lead you to the reliquary where the tall status of Lord Ganesha resides.

View From This Temple Of Hampi

The Kadalekalu Ganesha temple is located on the slope of the famous Hemakuta hill. This offers a beautiful view of the surroundings to the visitors. If you visit this temple you can enjoy the amazing view of Matanga hill and Hampi bazaar from the hall of this temple.

If you visit Hampi you will definitely visit both of these places. But enjoying their view from a distance is also mesmerizing. The calm and peaceful atmosphere of this holy place makes it an awesome place to spend some quality time away from a hectic environment while adoring the beauty of this pious place.  

How One Can Reach Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple?

This temple is one of the most visited temples of Hampi. You can easily reach Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple when you are in Hampi. You can use any local transport to reach there. But to visit Hampi you can use the following mode of transport.

By Air

As you might already be aware that no airport is available in Hampi. So to travel through a flight you can reach the nearest airport that is in Bellary.  It is almost 64 km away from Hampi. Other airports are situated at Belgaum which is at a distance of 190 km from Hampi and Bangalore airport which is 353 km far from Hampi. After reaching any of these places you can use any local transport to reach Hampi.

By Rail

Hampi has no railway station, so the visitors who are willing to travel by train can reach Hospet. This is the closest railway station to Hampi. You can take any local transport and easily reach Hampi. There is not much distance between these two stations.

By Road

The Road network of Hampi is remarkable. It connects many cities by road. So visitors can reach Hampi by road through bus, cabs, bikes, and other common local transport.

Final Note 

So you now know about the Kadalekalu Ganesha temple. Its unique structure and the beautiful hall with different themes are worth your visit. Also, the statue of Lord Ganesh carved with stone is one of the largest statues residing in Hampi. What else are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Hampi. Winters are best to visit Hampi, so visit between October to February and enjoy the mesmerizing view of hills, temples, monuments, and much more. Seek the blessings of  God at this beautiful place.

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