The Balanced Rock

Ricoh GR, f/7, 1/125s, Aperture Priority, ISO 1600

During our visit to Mawlynnong Village in Meghalaya, India ( Please see HERE), we were fortunate to be guided by our Taxi driver to stop at place nearby and visit this unique rock seeming balanced on a small support.

This Rock is known as “Mawryngkew Sharatia” in native Khasi language which somewhat translates to “Earth God” and used to be worshipped in early ages until Christianity spread in this region. People were baffled by the unnatural way the Rock was supported which sometimes looked as if it were floating in air.

Of course the Rock has to be properly and very strongly supported to withstand so many ages. It must be connected to a base rock or a pedestal that is covered by earth.

Meanwhile, this spot has become an attraction to tourists.


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