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Importance of ‘Peacock’ bird in Hinduism, interesting thing about peacock

The word ‘peacock’ is derived from Sanskrit. In Hinduism, the peacock is considered a sacred bird. The sacred bird, the peacock, is also described in various Hindu texts.

It can be said that the beautiful-looking peacock bird is really a gift of nature. Peacock feathers are also used in religious rituals, as well as to keep houses and temples clean and tidy.

According to the Vishnu Purana, one of the limbs of the trinity is believed to have originated from the feathers of the eagle, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu.

According to the Puranas, the eagle is believed to have created a peacock from its feathers to kill the snake itself. When the peacock spreads all its feathers and starts dancing, the shape of those feathers bites the snake. In the Puranas, it is called ‘Samayachakra’.

In Hinduism, the peacock is also considered a symbol of many gods:

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After Garuda Dev gave birth to the peacock, a form of the native mother, ‘Kaumari Devi’, was very fond of the peacock. Peacock is the vehicle of the virgin goddess.

Parvati Devi’s son ‘Karthik’ (Lord Ganesha’s brother) also chose the peacock in his vehicle. Karthik is also known as ‘Kumar’. Ganesha and Kumar are worshiped at the beginning of worship in the house of Hindus and it is also customary to keep betel nut on Ganesh and peacock feathers on Kumar.

In the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna is also found wearing peacock feathers on his head.

Peacock is considered sacred in Hinduism and other religions. The peacock is considered a symbol of faith, integrity, and promise, and is also a symbol of holiness, discipline, and security.

Even in spiritualism, spiritual masters advise seeking the help of peacock’s beauty and positivity to soothe the mind, heart, and brain.

Even in Greco-Roman culture, the peacock is considered a symbol of the “diamond” goddess. Diamonds can be found in the mythology of this culture created by the peacock from ‘Argus’. A hundred eyes of Argus (the figure seen in the peacock’s feathers) represent the treasures of heaven and the eyes of the stars.

Peacock is also known in Christianity as holiness, immortality, renewal, and rebirth. The creation of the modern bird, the peacock, by reviving the imaginary bird, the phoenix, is also mentioned in some texts. Also, the white peacock is considered a symbol of peace, a victory of truth over untruth, life, and heaven.

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