My entry to a Cee’s Fun Foto challenge on “ground” – it is  a curious rock, 5 metres wide, apparently defying all laws of Physics,  precariously perched on a smooth slope. The 3 diminutive figures you see are me and my sisters on our visit to Mahabalipuram, near Chennai. 

Lord Krishna, the Hindu God,  who loved butter, would steal a handful from his mothers pot of butter everyday.  This massive natural rock boulder is attributed to a bolus of butter the young Krishna had stolen. India abounds in Marvels of nature and most are usually linked to a Mythological story and this is yet another perfect example of that linkage. Krishna’s Butter Ball. 

This rock is in Mahabalipuram (also called Mammallapuram) an ancient historic town, which was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus (1st century CE). It is around 60 km from Chennai and we spent a lovely morning at this quaint town full of sculptures and old temples dating back to 1st century, amazingly well preserved by time. 

It is now a UNESCO Heritage site. 

This balancing rock , to me signifies the balance of life, where, despite all the challenges, we manage to retain our own balance.

Happy balancing, folks!



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Ground: rocks, sand, dirt, paths, walks, trails

8 thoughts on “Balance

  1. ripplesnreflectiontimes September 5, 2014 / 12:06 am

    Thank You, Cee. I see you have a very active blog. You must be devoting a lot of time to it. Great work… happy to be a part of it as well.


  2. sujanvi September 15, 2014 / 7:24 am

    It is indeed a very intriguing natural formation. Your ripples and reflections on it are quite interesting too

    Liked by 1 person

    • Aruna @RipplesnReflections February 6, 2016 / 1:22 am

      Yeah and add the memories associated with it and it becomes even more extra special… thnx for reading 🙂


  3. rajeshbakhshi August 2, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Haven’t been on this site ever since I started working in the Civil World after taking premature retirement…visited this page today after ages ! Awesome writings on the wall Maam…am inspired to write as well. Sumedha and I always cherish your thoughts…your blogging…thanks 🙂

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  4. Aruna @RipplesnReflections February 6, 2016 / 1:20 am

    Hello there !! There’s never a right time.. Now is always the right time.. I visited Fauji Beat .. but did not find anything ….. Hoping the next time time I click on it I will find a nugget …… Love n regards to sumedha


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