Krishna's Butterball is a huge granite boulder resting on a brief incline within the historic town of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. The boulder is about 6 meters high and five meters huge and weighs around 250 tons. It stands on an about 1.2-meter ase on a slope, and is said to were at the identical area for 1200 years. In 1908, then-governor of the city Arthur Havelock made an try to use seven elephants to move the boulder from its function because of safety worries, however with out a success. It is said that Pallava king Narasimhavarman also made a failed try and circulate the boulder. The original name, Vaan Irai Kal, in step with the Atlas Obscura, interprets from Tamil as "Stone of Sky God".
According to Hindu mythology, lord Krishna regularly stole butter from his mother's butter handi; this will have brought about the namesake of the boulder. In 1969, a tour-guide is stated to credit its gift name, Krishna's Butterball, to Indira Gandhi who became on a tour of the town. A a part of the boulder has eroded away, making it seem like a half-round rock. It is stated that the Indian Tamil king Raja Raja Chola became stimulated by means of the balance of this large stone boulder and it led to the advent of never falling dust dolls referred to as Tanjavur Bommai, which having a half of-round base has a tendency to return again to its authentic function on every occasion one tries to make it fall.