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The first of the Ganesha statues is called "Sasive Kalu Ganesha" (Mustard Seed Ganesha). It is in an open Mantapa or Pavilion. The 2.5 meters tall, four armed image holds "Ankusha" or Goad and "Pasha" or Noose in the upper hands. The lower right hand holds a Tusk, while the lower left, which is damaged, once held a sweet ball or "Modaka". The belly is tied with a snake. This Ganesha is fashioned out of a boulder in sitting position.

The second of the Ganesha statues is almost twice the height of the Sasive Kalu Ganesha and is called "Kadale Kalu Ganesha" (Gramseed Ganesha). This idol is now damaged but is provided with a Sanctum and an open pillared mantapa. The tall, slender, basically square type of pillars are of pleasing proportions and have miniature relief carved on their four faces.

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