Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is sacred to the Anangu, the aboriginal people of the region. This marvelous red sandstone bump rises 348 m above the hot red desert of the Northern Territory in Central Australia. Its circumference is over nine kilometers.
Though this weird rock is normally dry and the climate around it arid, occasional rainstorms cause water to cascade down the sides.
After receiving only 6.1 inches of rain in all of 2009, in the fall of 2010, Uluru National Park was struck by a rare thunderstorm that dropped 2.8 inches of rain at one go, causing impromptu waterfalls to drop down all sides of the rock, as seen in the Mail Online here.
According to Bridget Neilsen, Uluru represents the root chakra of the earth itself, although others say that Mr. Shasta, California represents the root. Nielsen's idea accords with the aboriginal view that humans originated from this rock. Other energy theorists associate Uluru with the third or solar plexus chakra.