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Jatayu Para

Jatayu Para or Jatayu Rock is a curiously shaped rock formation along the MC road in Chadayamangalam village, Kollam. The rock gets its name from a character in the epic Ramayana. Jatayu, a gigantic bird, an ally of Lord Ram, staked his life trying to save Sita (Ram's wife) from her abductor, the demon king Ravana. The rock is beleived to mark the spot where the mortally wounded Jatayu fell.

There is a temple dedicated to Lord Ram at the top of the rock. Jatayu Para is of interest to adventure tourists as this is an ideal location for rock climbing or hang-gliding.

Updated on 23rd November, 2005
District: Kollam


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