Krisha’s Butterball

On Mallalapurum Hill, which runs north-south along the west side of the village is an attraction known as Krishna’s Butterball. It is a giant balancing rock, 5 meters in diameter, perched on a smooth slope seemingly defying all laws of gravity. Tourists love to get under it for photos (I couldn’t help but think about earthquakes). The origin story for the name is: In Hindu mythology Lord Krishna had an insatiable appetite for butter, and as a child, would often sneak a handful from his mother’s butter jar. This massive boulder is attributed to a bolus of butter the young Krishna would steal. Here are some different looks at Krishna’s Butterball.

 

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