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Krishna's Butterball, Mahabalipuram

Krishna's Butterball is a well-known tourist attraction in the town of Mahabalipuram. It is a huge boulder that weighs 250 tons and rests on an inclined slope! It is said that this enormous boulder has remained steady in this position from more than 1200 years. Numerous efforts were made to move the boulder but all attempts were unsuccessful. Today, it draws a large number of tourists.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) This huge rock defies the gravity because it is inclined at 45° from more than 1200 years
2) Krishna's Butterball is known for its mystery that has not been decoded till date. The folklore claim that this huge rock was placed by the Gods to tell the mortals about their supremacy
3) Another legend claims that this huge rock is the pinch of butter that was stolen by Lord Krishna from his mother's butter pot
4) The Pallava king Narasimhavarman made several attempts to move this boulder from its place. Even the force of seven elephants wasn't fruitful to move this rock

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Krishna's Butterball catches the attention of people on a large scale. The visitors, especially the foreign nationals, visit this site on a large scale. The appropriate time for visiting this place is during the winters.

 

Reaching There:-
Due to a well-established connection of the roadways and railways, the visitors can easily reach the site of Krishna's Butterball. The local jeeps and autos are available in plenty for reaching the site without any hassle.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Chengalpattu Central
Nearest Airport- Chennai International Airport

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