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| Last Updated:: 24/03/2018

Peacock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Pavo cristatu Linn

 

Common name

 

Peacock or Blue Peafowl

 

Hindi

 

Mor or Mayur

 

Sanskrit 

 

Mayurah

 

Distribution

 

Throughout India                       

 

Religious association


 

 

 

 Lord Murugan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The peacock is very sacred to Hindus. The vehicle of Lord Kartikeya—also known as Skanda or Muruga—is a peacock named Paravani.

 

 

 

 

 

 Lord Krishna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The crown of Lord Krishna is usually adorned with a peacock feather, and is called the mormukuta (peacock crown).

 

The Mori clan of the Bhil tribe of central India and Jat community of north India worship the peacock as a totem. The bird is also sacred to the Ahir and Khand tribes, while the Koyis of the river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh tie peacock feathers to Sitalamata (also Mariamma), the goddess of smallpox. The Warli tribesmen of Maharashtra fix peacock feathers in a pot to represent their god Hirva, and dance around it.

 

 

 

 

 

Mahamayuri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the Jataka story of Mahamor, Buddha was a golden peacock in a previous birth. In Vajrayana (Mahayana) Buddhism, Mahamayuri, the ‘Great Peahen’ or Peacock Wisdom Queen—the Mother of Buddhas— is depicted riding a peacock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Jainism, it is believed that the feathers of the peacock ward off evil, so Jain sages carried fly whisks made of peacock feathers.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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