After the Vedic Recitation yagyas we spent a day at Mahabalipuram about 35 miles south of Chennai. It is an international historic site because of the beautiful temples there which were carved from solid rock. One of the most amusing features is the “butterball” named after the story of Krishna’s love for butterballs and his theft of them from his mother.
It is impossible not to walk up behind it and give it a shove…just to see if you can move it. Of course it is as big as a house and the story is that ages ago a King took 10 elephants and tried to move it. Unsucessfully (of course).