Jatayu Earth Center

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Jatayu Earth Center, also known as Jatayu Nature Park or Jatayu Rock, is a park and tourism centre at Chadayamangalam in Kollam district of Kerala
Jatayu Nature Park holds the distinction of having the world’s largest bird sculpture, which is of Jatayu.The park located near the town of Chadayamangalam (Jatayumangalam), which was named after Jatayu. Jatayu is a mythical character in Ramayana (a Hindu epic) which had the form of a vulture.
According to the epic, Ravana was attempting to abduct Sita to Lanka when Jatayu tried to rescue her. Jatayu fought valiantly against Ravana, but as Jatayu was very old Ravana soon defeated him, clipping his wings. Jatayu fell onto the rocks in Chadayamangalam. Rama and Lakshmana while on the search for Sita, chanced upon the stricken and dying Jatayu, who informed them of the battle with Ravana and told them that Ravana had headed South.
 
It was designed and sculpted by Rajiv Anchal. The statue is a representation of a legend, and symbolizes the protection of women, and their honour and safety.
 

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