WONDER ROCK IN TAMIL NADU! (Post No.7860)

A boulder move: The Krishna’s Butter Ball or Vaanirai Kal, as it is known to locals, has been sitting on a 45-degree slope in Mahabalipuram for over 1,300 years.

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Post No.7860

Date uploaded in London – 21 April 2020   

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FOLLOWING IS A PICTURE WRITE UP THAT WAS PUBLISHED BY DAILY MAIL NEWS PAER IN 2016. I AM REPRODUCING IT TO SHOW HOW MUCH THE FOREIGNERS APPRECIATE SUCH THINGS WHILE WE TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED. BEAUTIFUL PICTURES ARE ATTACHED

 Teetering: Unsurprisingly the abnormal rock is popular with tourists and locals, who pose for daredevil photographs under its base.

Rock and NOT roll: The mystery of the 250-ton boulder that has defied gravity for over 1,300 years (but hasn’t stopped daredevil tourists posing under it)

  • The Krishna’s Butter Ball or Vaanirai Kal, as it is known to locals, sits on a 45-degree slope in south India
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  •  In 1908 Governor of Madras Arthur Lawley is said to have used seven elephants to move it without having any luck
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  • Some believe that it was put in place by the gods, others by aliens – and geologists argue it’s a natural formation 

By BECKY PEMBERTON FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 09:04, 8 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:24, 8 April 2016

Only those with nerves of steel dare stand under this teetering 250-ton rock in India that perches precariously on a hill. 

The Krishna’s Butter Ball or Vaanirai Kal (Stone of the Sky God), as it is known to locals, has been sitting on a 45-degree slope in Mahabalipuram for over 1,300 years.

The 20ft rock appears to defy gravity, looking like it’s going to roll at any moment – and all attempts to move it have been in vain.

A boulder move: The Krishna’s Butter Ball or Vaanirai Kal, as it is known to locals, has been sitting on a 45-degree slope in Mahabalipuram for over 1,300 years.

Teetering: Unsurprisingly the abnormal rock is popular with tourists and locals, who pose for daredevil photographs under its base

Under a rock: The 20ft feature appears to defy gravity – and all attempts to shift it from its position so far have been in vain

Hindu folklore says that deity Lord Krishna would often steal handfuls of butter from his mother’s jar, and this natural boulder is attributed to the mass of butter that he pinched

While many have said that it was placed in its position by the Gods who wanted to prove their power, or by extra terrestrial beings thousands of years ago, scientists say that the rock is simply a natural formation.

Under a rock: The 20ft feature appears to defy gravity – and all attempts to shift it from its position so far have been in vain

Source – Daily Mail on line

tags — Mahabalipuram, butter ball, Krishna, wonder rock, stone ball

—-subham—

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