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| Last Updated:: 05/03/2018

Cock/Rooster

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Gallus gallus

 

Common name

 

Cock/Rooster

 

Hindi

 

Murga

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord Murugan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bird heralds the rising sun and is hence a symbol of the sun. The bird is associated with goddess Kamakhya of Assam. This is also the vehicle of Lord Skanda or Muruga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna, ( Penguin Book India, 2010)

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/science/science/260217/indian-roosters-dna-to-be-studied.html  

http://templeround.blogspot.in/2015/05/thiruthani-murugan-temple-thiruthani.html