India as a country is full of stories of Godmen, saints and miracles. Depending on one’s faith one can hear about various stories which will inspire, raise questions and often leave one asking more questions than they came with. However it is very rare that one hears of a rock which mysteriously levitates upon a single name and nothing else.
That’s what happens at a place known as Kamar Ali Darvesh Dargah, which is a few kilometers on the outskirts of the city of Pune in Maharashtra. A Dargah is a resting place for a Sufi Muslim saint, it is a shrine which is built over the tomb and the place is considered a holy place.
The extra special nature of this place is espoused by the presence of 2 huge stones which weigh about 50 and 70 pounds each. The legend goes such that each stone can only be lifted by either 7 or 11 men who chant the name of the saint in a single breath , the stone is to be lifted by the tip of one’s finger and supposedly feels as light as a feather. However, the first person to let go of his breath and the stone falls to their side. It’s a rather mysterious occurrence with no rational explanation as the name can’t be changed as the stone doesn’t rise, neither can the number be changed. Women aren’t allowed to touch the stone at all due to the holy significance it has. This stone has been tested and yet no answer has come out. Another veritable mystery and one which will have many visitors buzzing for checking it out.