Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple is a large statue of Lord Ganesha, carved out of a unmarried block of rock. It is one of the essential landmarks in Hampi. Sasivekalu Ganesha is ready 8 ft tall. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is known for his love for meals. Once Ganesha ate up quite a few meals, due to which his stomach became on the verge of bursting. Finding no different option to stop his belly from exploding, Ganesha stuck keep of a snake and tied it round his stomach so as to save you it from bursting open.
This is the mythological incidence at the back of the existence of the snake tied across the Ganesha’s stomach, that is seen at the statue. The inscription on the statue is as antique as 1500 AD and says that this statue became erected in reminiscence of the king Narasimha II, of the Vijayanagar Empire. This temple and the statue is indeed one of the best specimens of Indian sculptures.