15 kg floating stone netted by fisherfolk

DC | R. VALAYAPATHY
Published Apr 28, 2015, 1:15 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
They took the floating stone to be let into the temple tank of Adikesavaperumal temple
The stone was let into the tank of Adikesavaperumal temple where it is floating much to the awe of the locals. (Photo: DC/File)
 The stone was let into the tank of Adikesavaperumal temple where it is floating much to the awe of the locals. (Photo: DC/File)
PudukkottaiThe fishermen of Ponnagaram hamlet, near Manalmelgudi in Pudukkottai district, netted a floating stone, weighing about 15 kg, along with fish catch when they ventured into the sea on Monday.
 
Official sources said the fishermen struggled to pulling in their fishing net. They thought they had caught some abnormal fish along with their usual catch. It was only after they brought the net on to the shore did they find that it was stone object that was weighing down their net.
 
Attaching spiritual significance to their catch, they later took the floating stone to be let into the temple tank of Adikesavaperumal temple in their locality. On hearing about the floating stone, a number of people from in and around Manamelgudi visited the Perumal temple to admire it.
Location: Tamil Nadu




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