Source: India Tribune
BANGALORE, INDIA, May 26, 2001: A 40-foot long green granite block weighing 100 tons destined for carving into a statue of Lord Hanuman fell off its 96-wheel trailer onto the roadside while negotiating a turn near Bangalore. Upon learning the huge stone's sacred destiny, the local villagers immediately began worshipping it. The popularity of the stone is such that thousands now visit it, boosting substantially the local businesses. It took 50 days to get the stone on the trailer in the first place, and the owners have yet to decide whether or not to try to load it up again. The block required 18 months to carve from a larger block located in a farmer's field.