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    Indian Peacock (called Mayura in Sanskrit) has enjoyed a fabled place in India since ancient times. In imagery Lord Krishna is always represented wearing a peacock feather tucked in his headband.

    Ancient kings in India were said to have gardens to raise peafowl where guests were invited to see the peacock dance during the mating season. Due to this close relationship with humans for thousands of years, they have entered ancient Indian stories, songs and poems as symbols of beauty and poise. As the mating season coincides with the onset of monsoon rains and the month of Shravan in the Hindu calendar, many songs of rains have peacock-dance mentioned in them. One possible origins of the name of the famous Maurya dynasty of ancient India is probably derived from the word Mayura as the ancestors of the Mauryas are thought to be peafowl-keepers of a royal court in eastern India.
    Hindu mythology describes the peafowl as the vehicle or vaahan for Karthikeya, also called Murugan, the brother of Ganesha, the goddess Saraswati, and the goddess Mahamayuri.

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    Interesting image Rakesh, thanks for the additional information. Ideally, try to shoot early in the mornings when the sun is not harsh, you will get more pleasing images.

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    Pavo cristatus. It is known as Mayura in Oriya as well. Wish you would have got an image in better light.

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    Thanks for providing the information. The light is harsh. Where was this taken?
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    Bibhav Behera
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    It's always a treat to watch Peacocks and photograph them, the info provided is nice. I agree about the harsh light.
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    The eye contact is nice. Agree with the above comments. Wish the peacock behind was not present. Thanks for sharing.
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    Mrudul Godbole

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