Thursday, August 11, 2011

Krishna's Butter Ball, Mamallapuram

Krishna's Butter Ball is one of the interesting site in Mamallapuram. It is very different from rest of the attractions carved out of stone here.

Very close to Arjuna's Penance on the hill slope is a huge boulder. This massive rock is perched on the slope of the hill opposing the all laws of physics. This has been standing in this position for centuries now without any support. Area around the boulder is so slippery that kids use it as a natural slide.

For some reason it is famous by the name "Krishna's Butter Ball". I guess it resembles the shape of a butter ball and Lord Krishna loves it. Beyond this I have no other clue. But this natural balance is worth all the attention.

53 comments:

Chintan said...

ye! i have been to this place and for a moment i thought what if it rolled when am getting clicked :D nature!

pietrzyk said...

Very nice !Greetings Andrzej.

DeeBee L. said...

This little boy has to be very strong to carry such a boulder :)))

Krishna said...

nice info...

Babli said...

Makhan ka gola as it is said in Hindi is the amazing and most attractive thing to see at Mamallapuram. Lovely picture.
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Jacob said...

Very cute but very scary at the same time! Yikes!

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

gr8 to knw infrmn...whn i visitd ths place i couldnt find any infrmn reg ths..thx 4r ths

Zuzana said...

What a wonderful image, love (your?) boy holding the boulder;) And I agree that it resembles a butter ball, or even a dough ball.;)
I love the fact that it truly seems to be defying gravity.;))
I am back from my break, hope all is well with you,
xoxo

joo said...

It's a charming photo!

Team G Square said...

Nature an amazing artist .

Sridharan said...

I've been there too and like it ..The photo is nice too..!

ladyfi said...

What a cute picture!

Al said...

Very intriguing. We have something similar here called "Balanced Rock."

Liz said...

How strong! :)

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Eaglesbrother said...

Wonderful Rock..and great photo's

nonizamboni said...

Another (beautiful) reason to search for balance. . .and butter on toast comes to mind. Great post!

Pearl Maple said...

How cool, pretty amazing achievement to create and keep standing up to the tests of time

Sylvia K said...

Amazing boulder! I can see why it's famous!! It does look great against the lovely blue skies! Great capture for the day, Rajesh! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Great shot. The rock is enormous.

Gary said...

Great illusion!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

clairz said...

Marvelous photo! You know I love seeing the kids!

Sivinden said...

What a strong boy;)

Photo Cache said...

oh don't roll and squeeze the kid :)

My sky is here

VALKYRIEN said...

That is a handsome and strong little fellow! :) And a great blue sky!

Genie said...

This one reminds me of Stonehenge though the rock’s shape is entirely different....I think it is the size compared to the human that drags up the memory. This is one mammoth rock. Great capture. Genie

George said...

This is amazing. We saw a rock out in Utah -- Balance Rock -- the was balanced on a pedestal in defiance of gravity.

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! So, We, The People who are not in holidays, keep the blogosphere alive... ;)

Amazing stone!!

Blogtrotter Two just crossed Corsica from North to South. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

Karen said...

A clever shot!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my that rock is huge it look like scary and hope it won't roll. ^_^

SWF

Romina said...

Looks great, looks like he really going to carry the massive rock. Nice shot.

forgetmenot said...

Cute shot!!! Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

SandyCarlson said...

This makes me think of the dolmens in Ireland. What a mystery. That is a fun photo.

kavita said...

Oh ,i loved the name and i could imagine Krishna holding it .And i also see little Krishna playing near it in your picture :):)

magiceye said...

amazing!!

alicesg said...

Your son is really strong in stopping the huge rock from rolling down hahaha. Nice photo. Have a nice weekend.

eileeninmd said...

The butter ball is interesting and I love the photo, Rajesh

eden said...

Wow, a huge boulder standing for centuries without any support! That is so amazing. Great shot.

J Bar said...

that's awesome and brave

thomas said...

It's amazing how the rock can stay in that position.

Mama Zen said...

How strange!

Mamta said...

it was like past has become present! very nice

Rizalenio said...

Wow! Awesome!!! :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

What a strong boy :)
Very well composed and nice photo.

Regards!

Jeevan said...

This is one place i always like to play around! but the slope has been shorten now by the development of grass floor. Hope the kids enjoyed the slide.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice picture! The person looks as if he is trying to roll it back up ;>)...even though it's been there for centuries, I might be just a wee bit afraid to stand there. (this reminds me a bit of some rock formations in our Southwest -- such as Canyonlands Natiohal Park.)

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this wonder of nature.

Sujatha Sathya said...

yay! i been here :) & have a similar pic

Akshay Kumar G said...

Amazing!

alka narula said...

i saw it on television once tho m not very sure if its the same..it leaves me wondering if there are certain laws of physics that r scientists will neva get..

VJ Sharma said...

Ha ha !!

deepazartz said...

Interesting click!

Arti said...

Amazing, So interesting! Never knew of this! Surely a wonder.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this wonder of nature.