Ganesha at Hampi, Karnataka, India


Ganesha, the Elephant God is loved and revered as the remover of obstacles, as the giver of wisdom and of knowledge. The 15th century monumental 2.4 mt ( 8 ft high) figure and the base of Ganesha are monolithic, having been  carved at Hampi out of a single block of stone, exquisite in detail. The  statue was built at the time of King Narasimha II of the Vijayanagar empire. This Ganesha is known ironically and affectionately as Sasivekalu  Ganesha , meaning mustard seed Ganesha . An open portico or mantap with square pillars surrounds the Ganesha and around his belly is tied a giant snake. Legend goes that Ganesha who is partial to good food, had overindulged on one occasion and fearing his belly would burst open , tied a large snake around his tummy as a belt !


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