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Sur une 駑inence l'entr馥 du site de Mahabalipuram, est comme pos, un gigantesque bloc de granit appel la ォ boule de beurre de Krishna サ. D'apr鑚 la l馮ende, cette boule de beurre aurait 騁 laiss馥 tomber n馮ligemment par Krishna alors b饕; un b饕 gourmand qui chapardait le beurre gard par sa m鑽e.

Tel un boulet de canon, il tient selon un 駲uilibre incroyable, d馭iant les lois de la gravit terrestre. En r饌lit, le rocher est attach son son socle la base, lui confiant sa stabilit. On raconte que les Anglais ont essay de le faire d馮ringoler en s'aidant de sept 駘駱hants. En vain...

Je l誕vais vu plusieurs fois en photo, et celle d丹livier Follmi m誕vait beaucoup amus馥, car on voyait des enfants essayant de la pousser pour la faire rouler. Je me demandais si j誕urais la chance d誕voir un telle sc鈩e moi aussi. C弾st peine si j弾n croyais mes yeux quand je vis cette belle indienne essayer de pousser la boule, alors que son mari la photographiait d置n peu plus haut. Je n弾ux pas le temps de cadrer comme je l誕urais voulu, montrant un peu mieux la boule dans son incroyable 駲uilibre, car la pose de la femme ne dura qu置n bref instant.




On a hill at the entrance of the site of Mahabalipuram, is as put, a gigantic block of granite called the "butter ball of Krishna ". According to the legend, this butter ball would have untidily been dropped by Krishna when he was a baby; a greedy baby who stole the butter kept by her mother.

Such a cannonball, it 壮 put in an incredible balance, challenging the laws of ground gravity. In reality, the rock is attached to its his base on the base, confiding it its stability. It is said that the English people tried to make it tumble by using seven elephants. Whitout success...

I had seen it several times in photo, and this one of Olivier Follmi had amused me a lot, because we saw children trying to push it to make it run. I wondered if I would be lucky to have such a scene too. It is hardly if I believed my eyes when I saw this beautiful Indian woman trying to push the ball, while her husband photographed her of a little higher. I had not enough time to frame as I wanted, showing a little better the ball in its incredible balance, because the pose of the woman lasted only a brief moment.

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