Added on Tue Jul 26 2016
This maasive boulder is located in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu on a hill slope near the Ganesh Ratha, it is renowned as 'KRISHNA BUTTER BALL', the rock is said to be Lord Krishna’s favourite food, ‘butter’ fallen from above. It weights 250 tons and standing at 45 degrees on extremely slippery slope which is less than 4 feet tall. It has defied all laws of physics which could not understand how it doesn't slips the slope ever even when there is no support.
It is said that in 1908, Governor of Madras Arthur Lawley decided to remove the ball from its position. Seven elephants were brought to remove it, but that did not move the stone by even an inch.
There is also one more story to it, he Pallava King Narasimhavarman who ruled South India from 630-668 C.E. tried to remove the rock.
He gave specific order that the rock which was considered to be from the heavens must never be touched. However, a frustrated Narasimhavarman was forced to watch that his orders could not be carried out. Despite all efforts, the rock simply did not move.
Several attempts to move the rock have been made, but none of them has been successful until now and no one knows the reason behind it, not even science!
It has become a favourite among tourists!
A must see!