JATAYU STATUE WORLD’S LARGEST BIRD STATUE-Jatayu Earth Center Booking Started
STATUE OF WOMEN SAFETY AND HONOUR
Giant rock with a height of 1000 feet.World’s largest bird sculpture. The Jatayu sculpture has a length of 200 feet, width of 150 feet and a height of 70 feet.15,000 square feet of utility space inside this functional sculpture.An audio- visual museum is built inside the sculpture which spans over five levels.A multi-dimensional mini theatre is functional inside the wing of sculpture.Cable car facility has been provided to reach the hill top.A Rama Temple and its mythical markings are in a fenced area on the hill top, which is managed by a private trust.A rain water reservoir is made on the hill top with a capacity to hold 1.5 million litres of water.
In the great epic Ramayana, Jatayu is characterized as a noble bird of divine origin. One day he happened to hear the plaintive cry of a lady. It was Sitha lamenting for help while she has being abducted to Lanka by the demon king Ravana. Jatayu rushed to her rescue, stopped Ravana’s chariot named Pushpaka Vimana and engaged in a battle with him. Eventually, Ravana took his powerful sword Chandrahasa, cut off the bird’s left wing and went away with Sitha.It is said that the injured Jatayu and his lost wing landed on top of a rock. In time, the rock got the name Jatayupara. This is where the monumental statue of Jatayu is now built.
There is a pond near the rock which is said to be formed by the stroke of Jatayu’s beak. It has water throughout the year and never goes dry. Legend also says that Lord Rama later came to Jatayupara and gave moksha or deliverance to the wounded and dying Jatayu. The good bird told the whole story and Rama got the vital information about his wife Sitha. There is a mark of footprint said to be that of Lord Rama. A temple dedicated to him can be experienced in an adjacent compound.
CABLE CAR RIDE
Cable car ride is another major attraction of this Center. It is a breathtaking experience to journey in a fully glass-covered cabin over the gigantic hills and valleys as each seconds unfolds a fresh panoramic view of the landscape in all its beauty and splendor.
The statue-of- the art cable cars and its mechanism are imported from Switzerland in association with USHA BRECO Ltd. the leading ropeways in India. Currently there are 16 cars, capable of carrying 8 passengers in each car which travels a distance of 750 meters to an altitude of 1000 feet.
ELEPHANT ROCK HILL
250 metre long Zip-line zone. Sky Cycling. Campfire Moon light dinner for family with live music. Live kitchen, Live music. Opportunity to be a part of forestation.
KITCHEN ROCK HILL
Traditional Siddha rejuvenation in natural caves with accommodation facilities. Herbal garden with wide variety of plants.Ten-day long Siddha rejuvenation package.Heli-taxi service available.An audio- visual museum is built inside the sculpture which spans over five levels. Opportunity to be part of preservation and protection of natural ecosystem
ABOUT JATAYU EARTH CENTER
The first major BOT tourism in Kerala, India Jatayu Earths Center is the first joint effort by the Tourism department of Kerala and Mr Rajiv Anchal along with private equity holders to create a destination, which is a unique combination of all aspects of tourism and offers a complete Kerala, God’s own Country experience to every tourist. The concept is the brain child of renowned film director, art director and sculptor Mr Rajiv Anchal and his team took ten years to meticulously design and complete this monumental project. Guruchandrika Builders and PropertyPvt.Ltd. have leased the government owned land for 30 years to build and operate Jatayu Earth’s Center.
Jatayu Earths Center tourism project is spread over 65 acres of multi terrain landscape at Jatayupara near Chadayamangalam town in Kollam district of Kerala. The terrain is 1000 feet above sea level and has diverse geographic features ranging from hills,valleys,rugged rocks, caves to cultivable lands. The destination is right at the epic center of the south Kerala tourist spots and is easily accessible,since it is only 500 meters away from the Main Central(MC) road. The nearest international airport,Trivandrum, is only 50 kms away from Jatayu Earths Center..
The giant concrete statue of Jatayu is built on a mighty rock named Jatayupara (para means rock in Malayalam). The colossal statue is 200 feet long,150 feet wide and 70 feet making is the largest functional bird sculpture in the world with an enter into the Guinness Book of World Records.
The giant concrete statue of Jatayu is built on a mighty rock named Jatayupara (para means rock in Malayalam) by the sculptor Rajiv Anchal. The colossal statue is 200 feet long, 150 feet wide and 70 feet tall, making it all largest functional bird statue in the world with an enter into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Jatayu is an embodiment of valor and chivalry. Risking his life, he tried his best to save Sitha from her abductor. Hence the Jatayu sculpture uprights as a towering tribute to women’s safety and honour. Jatayu also represents a bygone era when humans, animals, birds and other living forms cared for each other and fellow begins and lived peacefully on this Earth. In the words of Mr Rajiv Anchal, this symbolism has great relevance in today’s social scenario since the crime rate against women is on a high. Each guest at Jatayu Earth’s Center is requested to understand and emulate the inner meaning of this inspiring creation.
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