”In the garden of paradise
Beneath the tree of knowledge,
Bloomed a rose bush.
Here, in the first rose, a bird was born.
Her flight was like the flashing of light,
Her plumage was beauteous,
And her song ravishing.”
SYMBOLISM OF MONUMENT:
The phoenix symbolizes the resurrection of her strength that arises when we spell the name Selvi. J.Jayalalitha which also reflection of inner self and personality of fighting back as the Tamil quote says,
“ETHANAI MURAI VEEZHNDHAENO, ATHANAI MURAIYUM EZHUVAEN!”.
The majestic wings of the phoenix are portrayed in such a way that the phoenix is about to take off into her next journey and also acts as a protective cover for the people who came in search of her like a mother , which is also metaphor to her very famous saying,
“MAKKALAL NAAN, MAKKALUKAGAVAE NAAN!”
THE OTHER SUPPORTING FEATURE OF THE DESIGN INCLUDES,
- THE MUSEUM
- THE KNOWLEDGE CENTRE
- CULTURAL ARENA
- REFLECTION POND& WATER CASCADES
- LANDSCAPE OF DIFFERENT TYPES.
LOCATED IN THE NORTHERN AISLE OF THE PHOENIX, THE MUSEUM IS A SPACE THAT INVITES THE PEOPLE INSPITE OF ANY CASTE OR RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES THAT TAKES THEM THROUGH A HISTORICAL JOURNEY OF AMMA’S LIFE, SHOWCASING THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HER POLITICAL ERA, ACHIEVEMENTS AND VARIOUS SCHEMES FOR HER PEOPLE. IT ALSO INCLUDES THE WAX MODEL OF HER SHOWING REAL LIFE INCIDENTS. ONE CAN GET A CLEAR PICTURE OF HER BIOGRAPHY AS ONE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MUSEUM.
AMMA HAS ALWAYS STOOD FOR THE WELFARE AND MODERNISM OF HER PEOPLE AND STATE ,THROUGH PROGRESSIVE THOUGHTS,
LOCATED IN THE SOUTHERN AISLE OF THE PHOENIX, KNOWLEDGE CENTRE SYMBOLISES THE ABOVE IDEA BY FACILITATING THE SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE BY CONDUCTING EVENTS FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND THE PUBLIC WELFARE PROGRAMS.
LOCATED IN THE EASTERN AISLE OF THE PHOENIX, THE CULTURAL ARENA REPRESENTS HER LOVE FOR TAMIL CULTURE AND ITS DEVELOPMENT WHICH ESTABILISHES AND ENHANCES THE CULTURAL RELATIONSHIP AND ACTIVITIES.
OTHER SALIENT FEATURES:
- THE MODERN DRAVIDIAN ARTWORKS, SCULPTURES, FRESCOS, PILLARS AND MURALS THAT WEAVE INTO THE DESIGN.
- THE REFLECTION POND WITH WATER CASCADES AND FOUNTAINS TO SOOTHEN THE TEMPERATURE.
- THE PAVILIONS& KIOSKS INCORPORATED WITH LANDSCAPE TO PROVIDE SHADE FOR THE PEOPLE.
- VARIETY OF LAWNS AND USABLE SPECIAL GARDENS FOR THE PEOPLE TO REMIND HER UNIQUE CHARACTER AND HER LOVING & CARING PERSONALITY.
THE ICONIC STRUCTURE SYMBOLISING THE ARISAL OF THE IRON LADY!
“THE PHOENIX – READY FOR FLIGHT AND FOR THE FIGHT TOWARDS THE PEOPLE’S RIGHT!”