A “monolith” that appeared and disappeared in different parts of the world in November has now appeared in a garden in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
This is the first appearance of a monolith, a structure made of shiny steel sheets, in India.
However, unlike other parts of the world, the mystery surrounding the object did not last long, as it was revealed that a private company had installed it.
The prism-shaped triangular structure, about 7 meters high, became a hit among the city’s residents after it was seen in a garden on the SG highway on Thursday morning.
The garden is jointly managed by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Symphony Ltd. Located near Gurudwara in the Thaltej area, it was one of the attractions recently inaugurated by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
“The monolith was placed there by Symphony Ltd, which takes care of the garden. The structure was installed by the company for visitors. People can see their reflection on the shiny surfaces of the structure and can also take selfies,” said the director. , AMC Garden Department, Jignesh Patel.
The first such three-sided steel monolith appeared and disappeared a few days later in a remote desert in Utah, United States. Subsequently, similar structures were observed in about 30 countries.
The monolith was installed at Symphony Forest Park on December 29, but gained popularity on Thursday with people approaching the garden.
It seems that in order to keep the mystery alive, the company made no announcement other than to share some photos of the structure on the Forest Park Facebook page on December 29th.
“It’s really amazing that the monolith actually appeared in our city. Because these structures tend to disappear over time, I came here with my friends to take a selfie,” said a young man.