Jaṭāyū Earth Centre by Athul Nair (India Photo Spot)

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Jaṭāyū Earth Centre - Photo by Athul Nair
A park and tourism centre that also holds the distinction of having the world’s largest bird sculpture. Located near the town of Chadayamangalam, the sculpture is intended to symbolize Jatayu a demi-god who took the form of a vulture. According to the Ramayana epic, Ravana abducted Sita to Lanka. Jatayu had tried to rescue Sita from Ravana while Ravana was on his way to Lanka. Jatayu fought valiantly with Ravana, but as Jatayu was very old, Ravana soon defeated him. Legend says that Jatayu fell on the rocks in Chandyamangalam, after his wings were clipped by Ravana. The statue, designed and sculpted by Rajiv Anchal, is a representation of the legend and symbolizes the protection of women, and their honour and safety. (Chadayamangalam, Kollam, India)

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