Krishna’s Butterball is een gigantisch granieten rotsblok dat op een korte helling in het historische stadje in Tamil Nadu, India. De rots is ongeveer 6 meter hoog en 5 meter breed en weegt ongeveer 250 ton.  Het staat op een op een helling en zou 1200 jaar op dezelfde plek hebben gestaan.  In 1908 deed de toenmalige gouverneur van de stad Arthur Havelock een poging om zeven te gebruiken om de rots te verwijderen uit zijn positie vanwege veiligheidsoverwegingen, maar zonder succes. Een deel van de rotsblok is weggeërodeerd waardoor het lijkt op een halfronde rots. [wikipedia]

Veel mensen beschouwen deze rots als een natuurlijke formatie. Echter, zo’n natuurlijke formatie is onmogelijk omdat het onmogelijk op deze vorm kan zijn gekomen door erosie, stromend of waaiende wind. Je kunt zien dat de rest van het gebied een zachte heuvel is en verstoken is van andere grote rotsen. Dus als het geen natuurlijke formatie is die dit hier had kunnen plaatsen? Zelfs in de moderne tijd zou het verplaatsen van een 250 ton hoge berg een zeer moeilijke taak zijn en complexe apparatuur zoals kranen vereisen. Hoe was het 1200 jaar geleden? De basis van de rots is op de een of andere manier stevig “gelijmd” aan de heuvel beneden. In 1908 dacht Arthur Lawley, de gouverneur van Madras, dat deze rots te gevaarlijk was en op elk moment van de heuvel zou kunnen glijden. Dus beval hij dat de rots naar beneden zou worden geduwd. Zeven werden achter elkaar gebruikt om de rots naar beneden te duwen. Maar de rots bewoog zelfs geen centimeter! De gouverneur heeft eindelijk deze onmogelijke taak opgegeven!

Hoewel het in de volksmond bekend staat als “Krishna’s Butter Ball”, was dit niet de oorspronkelijke naam van de rock.  In de Tamil-taal, de moedertaal van het land, betekent het “Steen van de hemel God”. Wie is deze God van de Hemel die deze gigantische rots heeft geplaatst? Let op hoe er op deze rots geen gravures zijn. In feite is dit de enige structuur in die helemaal geen gravures heeft. Er wordt gezegd dat de Pallava-koning Narasimhavarman specifieke bevelen gaf dat de “rots van de hemelgod” nooit door beeldhouwers zou worden aangeraakt. Dus, de rots moet er geweest zijn, zelfs vóór het Pallava-regime dat regeerde in de 7e eeuw AD

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