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Krishna's Butter Ball

Mahabalipuram is a place known for its natural rock formations and this is also one of those. This is a very interesting formation and is a huge balancing rock. The name is such because it seems like a dollop of butter. According to legends and tales, the baby Lord Krishna had an ever lasting quench for butter. For this he would often steal from his mother's kitchen and this rock also seems to be one of those dollops which he would have stolen during his childhood. This place is never very crowded and the shady rock is ideal for an afternoon nap or as a background for some interesting clicks.
Tasmai Dave
Krishna's Butterball: Imagine a 250 ton rock standing on a slippery slope on JUST 1.2 meters of base for about 1200 years! Let that sink in. The sloped rock is actually very slippery, to the extent that one can slide on it. This is one natural marvel that MUST be seen. This rock would have left Isaac Newton confused as well.
Mahuya Paul
This is a massive natural rock boulder in a shape of a huge ball, precariously balanced on a smooth slope. Known as Krishna’s butterball, this colossal boulder, which is about five meters in diameter, is perilously resting at an angle of 45 degrees. We spent 15 mins here only to take clever pictures trying to hold the butter ball in our hands or balance it like Atlas on our shoulders.