Kadlekalu Ganesh History, Timings, Darshan, Pooja details
This monolithic Ganesh Statue is 4.6 mt (15 ft tall) of tall. This Temple is located on the slope of Hemakuta Hill. Near to Kadalekalu (Bengal Gram seed), Ganesha is Sasivekalu Ganesha is located. The belly of the Ganesha resembles an unsplit Bengal gram hence the name Kadalekalu. The belly was partially destroyed by Muslim rulers after the fall of Vijayanagara Kingdom. Pooja is not performed at this temple as Idol was broken. This temple was built in the 15th century.
The temple of Kadalekalu Ganesha Idol was carved out of a Single large boulder. The pillars of the temple were carved with mythological characters from the Epics. The pillars construction reflects the Vijayanagara style of architecture.
Timings: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. Daily.
Ticket Cost: Free
Photography / Videography Allowed.
How to reach Kadlekalu Ganesh Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Goa which is 309 Km away. Bengaluru airport is 354 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Hospet which is 13 Km away.
- The direct bus is available from Hospet, Bellary and Bengaluru to Hampi.
Kadlekalu Ganesh Temple Images
Reference Link: Temple History