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Near the Ganesh Ratha | Near the Ganesh Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is present next to Arjuna's penance at a lush green garden. This huge stone since time immemorial is balanced at the edge of the ground and has survived all kinds of weather. Try what may you just can't move this rock

Thank MegzZoomer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rock ball is huge with 5-6 M height and width and weight guesses range from 200 to 300 Tonnes, as no has attempted so far to lift and weigh it. Precariously balanced on its own, this is locally termed as Lord Krishna's Butter Ball,...More

Thank DrValliappan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just enjoying with my family. It was exiting and my kids enjoyed a lot. Lot of stalls nearby and the rates are affordable.

Thank Riyadiy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is alongside some of the many temple carvings in this area. It's amazing how it stays there, it surviving the sunarmi of a few years ago. You need a photo here.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really not much to see, but a stone and needs lot of imagination to justify the name. Good lawn by the side for a walk.

Thank rskmcg
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is difficult to see how this huge rock stays where it is but it does and lots of people are willing to sit under it for pics

Thank Ian724
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Krishna's Butter Ball is one of the attractions in Mahabalipuram. It is near other attractions there. It is actually a big rock on a slanting surface. After seeing it, this question comes in mind - How this rock is not going down because of gravity?...More

Thank Niya1315
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rock which looks like a butter ball a fascinating sight. A must visit. Children would enjoy the visit here. Go in the morning or in the evening here.

Thank advocatesanju
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite fascinating to watch Krishna Butter Ball in the shape of huge rock bowl standing tip-toe on a rocky slope. It is amazing to see as to what makes the rock stay in its place.How it is balanced?

Thank sk4546
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's really surprising to see how come such a huge rock be placed slanting without falling.Its really amazing.Its natures beauty.Many failed attempts were made to move it but in vain...Must visit this place.

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