Krishna's Butter Ball


The huge boulder near the Ganesha Ratha is popularly known as Krishna's Butter Ball. It rests precariously on a narrow rock base defying gravity. Legend has it that several Pallava kings attempted to move it, but all the kings and their elephants could not shift the boulder even by an inch. The legend has it that God Krishna -also known as makhan-chor which means ‘butter-thief’- had an insatiable appetite for butter, and as a child he would often steal a handful from his mother’s butter jar. So, the boulder attributes to massive amount of butter that Krishna use to steal as a child. It is now a popular tourist attraction which stuns the visitors with its balance.