India’s first mysterious monolith spotted in Ahmedabad’s Symphony Forest Park

India's first 'mysterious' monolith spotted in Ahmedabad park

This is the first appearance of a monolith, a structure made of shiny steel sheets, in India.


A “monolith” like this has appeared and disappeared in different parts of the world since November, has now emerged 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 triangular prism-shaped structure, about seven feet tall, became a hit with city dwellers after being spotted in a garden on the SG Freeway on Thursday morning.

The garden is jointly managed by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Symphony Ltd. Located near Gurudwara in the Thaltej region, 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 take selfies too,” said Director, Garden Department of AMC, Jignesh Patel.


The first three-sided steel monolith appeared and disappeared after a few days in a remote desert in Utah, United States. Later, similar structures were spotted in around 30 countries.

The monolith was installed at Symphony Forest Park on December 29, but it gained popularity Thursday with people flocking to the garden.

Apparently, to keep the mystery alive, the company made no announcements other than to share a few photos of the structure on the forest park’s Facebook page on December 29.

“It’s really amazing that the monolith appeared in our city. As these structures tend to disappear in a while, I came here with my friends to click on selfies,” said one youngster.