Jatayu Earth's Center,India
This colossal sculpture of the legendary Jatayu represents the divine bird of prey from the epic poem of Ramayana, the ancient Indian script considered one of the major texts of the Hindu religion. According to legend, the brave Jatayu fell in battle trying in vain to save the goddess Sita, bride of the fearless Rama, from the clutches of the demon king Ravana. During the fight, the evil Ravana managed to cut off the left wing of Jatayu who while dying collapsed over the gigantic rock mass of Jatayupara. And it is precisely on this peak that the sculptor and director Rajiv Anchal gave shape to this imposing creature.
The sculpture is located in the Indian state of Kerala and is part of the Jataya Earth's Center, a recently opened amusement park that immediately became a strong tourist attraction for the whole country.
It is the largest statue in the world depicting a bird, a work of extraordinary dimensions that measures a height of 21 meters, 61 meters in length and 46 in height. The dying bird, made entirely of concrete, excluding the claws which are made of steel, houses a five-storey building with a museum and a multimedia theater, where you can watch the video projection of the memorable battle.
The artist created this sculpture inspired by the "Statue of Liberty", taking well over ten years to build it. A long work that Rajiv Anchal wanted to dedicate to the "Security and honor of women" through the example of one of the most famous figures in India. An explicit message to combat the great problems of social inequality towards the female gender, extended to all faiths and cultures in the world.
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