Park in Kerala, India

Jatayu Earth Middle, also referred to as Jatayu Nature Park or Jatayu Rock, is a park and tourism centre at Chadayamangalam in Kollam district of Kerala. It stands at an altitude of 350m (1200ft) above the imply sea degree.

Jatayu Nature Park holds the excellence of getting the world’s largest chicken sculpture, which is of the Jatayu.[2]

The sulpture measures (200 ft (61 m) lengthy, 150 ft (46 m) huge, 70 ft (21 m) in top and occupies 15,000 sq. ft (1,400 m2) of flooring space). It was sculpted by Rajiv Anchal. [3][4]

This rock-theme nature park was the primary Public–personal partnership tourism initiative within the state of Kerala beneath the BOT mannequin. The park is about 38 km (24 mi) away from town of Kollam and 46 km (29 mi) away from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.

After completion, it opened to guests on 17 August 2018.[5][6]

Origins[edit]

The park situated close to the city of Chadayamangalam (Jatayumangalam), which was named for Jatayu. Jatayu was a demi-god in Ramayana (a Hindu epic) who had the type of a vulture.

In line with the Ramayana epic, Ravana kidnapped Sita to Lanka. Jatayu had tried to rescue Sita from Ravana whereas Ravana was on his solution to Lanka.

Jatayu fought valiantly with Ravana, however as Jatayu was very outdated, Ravana quickly defeated him. Rama and Lakshmana whereas on the seek for Sita, chanced upon the stricken and dying Jatayu, who knowledgeable them of the battle with Ravana and informed them that Ravana had headed South. Legend says that Jatayu fell on the rocks in Chadayamangalam, after his wings have been clipped by Ravana.[7][8]

The park[edit]

The Statue[edit]

The statue is a illustration of a legend, and symbolizes the safety of girls, and their honour and security.[9] It was designed and sculpted by Rajiv Anchal, [3][4]

Dimensions[edit]

Function Measure (metric)
Peak 21 m
Flooring space 1,400 m2
Size 61 m
Breadth 46 m
Variety of feathers 52
Head thickness from ear to ear
Peak of head
Distance from eye to eye
Whole weight of statue
Size of every talon
Size of beak
Peak of beak
Width of beak
Peak of eye

Jatayu Museum[edit]

The statue homes the development of the Jatayu museum.

Journey Park[edit]

The Park, on Journey rock hill, opened on 5 December 2017.

Cave Resort[edit]

Jatayu is claimed to have taken refuge in a cave after his battle with Ravana. An Ayurvedic and Siddha cave resort is beneath development and can supply ayurvedic therapeutic paired with tales of Jatayu.[10][11][12]

Dedication[edit]

The park opened to guests on four July 2018 and was soft-inaugurated by Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala.[13][14] The park’s first part was value 100 crore (US$14 million) and included the journey zone having 3 km (1.9 mi) radius.[15][16] On 29 November 2015, Dubai Company for Tourism and Commerce’s Director of stakeholder relations, Majid Al Marri visited the beneath development Jatayu Nature Park together with the then Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. Oommen Chandy.

Entry and attributes[edit]

Location and entry[edit]

The park is situated on a hill-top in Kollam district in Kerala. No particular transportation is required to get in to the park, nonetheless guests required to make use of a cable automotive to achieve the highest of the park. Guests meaning to enter the park should get hold of a paid ticket. Vacationers could solely carry cameras, and no baggage are allowed. Lockers are offered for different objects and there will probably be a safety screening course of earlier than getting into the highest.

Inscriptions and plaques[edit]

A plaque exterior the museum pays tribute to the fallen Jatayu, in a poem translated by Okay. Jayakumar, was devoted by Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief minister of Kerala.

The plaque at Jatayu Nature Park, dedicated by Shri Pinarayi Vijayan

The plaque at Jatayu Nature Park, devoted by Shri Pinarayi Vijayan

Stand atop this hill for some time in contemplation
 Right here is the place Jatayu fell
 Making an attempt to dam together with his talons and beak
 The alien gnome who seized in deceit
 The priceless pearl of a daughter
 Born to the plough-furrow of pricey Earth
 And fleeing to a different coast.
 He who believes to be his proper
 To own even the celestial nymphs he covets
 
 That is the place the enemy’s sword
 Chopped Jatayu’s wing.
 The spot that accepted that flowing blood stream
 Like a sobbing mom accepting her martyred son.
 The spot obtained that chicken
 Flapping its single wing
 Descending like a flag on the mast
 Of this nation’s satisfaction
 
 Would not this wind that blows right here
 Sing that story?
 Would not each sand grain right here
 Recall that Saga?
 
 As we stand on this hill
 with heads bowed
 Within the reminiscence of that chicken
 Who sacrificed himself as a flower providing
 We certainly churn immortality from demise.

Gallery[edit]

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