In Ramayana, Jatayu is mentioned as a divine bird, and he was the old friend of King Dasharatha.
According to Ramayana, when Jatayu fought with Ravana to save Sita Mata from Ravana, he was killed by Ravana.
When Rama and Lakshmana met the dying Jatayu during their search for Sita, he informs Rama and Lakshmana about the fight between him and Ravana and tells them that he had gone to south. Lord Rama blessed Jatayu and he has done the final rites for him and also he has given SALVATION (MOKSHA) to him.
Once Jatayu and his brother Sampati tried to fly higher. Sampati saved his brother Jatayu from the hot flames. Due to that, Sampati got injured and lost his wings. Once while meeting Lord Rama and knowing about him, he chanted Rama’s name three times, and immediately he regained his feathers again and was able to fly.
According to ancient legend, it is believed that Jatayu fell on the rocks in Chadayamngalam, Kerala and also Lepakshi in Andhra Pradesh is also attributed to the place where Jatayu fell after being wounded by Ravana, and Ramarkal Mettu is the place where the last rites of Jatayu were performed by Lord Rama.
A divine bird and also a great warrior, who has helped Rama to locate the place of Sita. He was a very good bird and also spent his entire life doing good things only. Let us pray to “SREE JADAYU” and chant ram mantra and be blessed.