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The Importance of Peacock in the Indian Culture
Don’t we find it breathtakingly beautiful when a bird as beautiful as a peacock spreads its wings and shows its mesmerizing colors to us? The shades, the patterns, the change in the tone when the bird elegantly moves around are no less than a magical sight to us. Without a sign of doubt, the peacock, in fact, is the epitome of elegance and beauty that nature has bestowed, showing us the wonders universe does in creating highly intricate and enchanting creatures as a peacock.
But did you know in some cultures of the world, the peacock is more than an eye-capturing bird? Let’s see Hinduism; for instance – the bird is celebrated as a holy symbol from ancient times. We see numerous Hindu mythology examples that have explained the association of peacock to the cultural aspects of the Hindu school of thought. Vedic Astrology clearly explains the significance of the symbolism attached to peacock’s feathers.
Origin of Peacock Feather Symbolism
According to Hindu Mythology, the peacock’s feather was created from the bird Gadhura – the carrier bird of Lord Vishnu. In current times, the feathers are affiliated as a symbol of time. It is also associated with Lord Sravasti, a deity known for her patience, novelty, kindness, compassion, and benevolence.
Goddesses Kaomari is also cited for having peacocks gathered around her. The Hindu God of War Lord Morgan also, the brother of Ganesh, was also portrayed with the bird’s feathers in one of the citations of Hindu Mythology.
Peacock and Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna, in the Hindu Mythology, is known to wear the peacock feathers on his head and also ties them on his flute. In one incident, as Lord Krishna was playing a melody on his flute, the peacocks around the place got so attracted to it they gathered around him and began dancing in joy and excitement. As an offering, the peacocks presented Lord Krishna with some of their feathers. Krishna wore the feathers and accepted the gift with humble gratitude.
It also reminds of the romantic love celebrated between Krishna and Radha. Lord Krishna used to wash the Holy feet of Radha with the help of the feathers.
Moreover, worshipping Lord Krishna while wearing the feathers as a crown helps one attain the supreme wisdom of the self. Once this insight gets the form of an ever continuous flow of love, it enters the heart and the soul of the individual blessed and helps the individual attain a high state of the self.
The Secret Behind the Peacock Colors
Peacock feathers were not as bright and colorful as they are now. Rather, they were dull and plain. Once, in a war between Ramana and Lord Indra, the bird opened its wide feathers for Lord Indra to hide behind them. As Lord Indra was saved from the enemy’s attack, as a token of gratitude, he made the long feathers of the dull-looking bird iridescent. That is why Lord Indra is given a special place when there is a mention of a peacock in Hinduism.
Symbol of Beauty and Knowledge
The feathers of the peacock are known as symbols of beauty and knowledge. The beauty part is well-known, and there is no doubt about it. The knowledge part, however, comes from the explanation that the abundant “eyes” made on the feather depict watchfulness and insight.
Why Do People Collect Peacock Feathers?
A lot of people keep the feathers of the bird in their homes for many reasons – attracting beauty, happiness, wisdom, watchfulness, and protection. However, the most important reason why people love to keep these feathers in their living spaces is that it is believed the feathers will bring prosperity, wealth, and good luck.
It’s not just limited to keeping at houses – the wearer of these feathers can get influenced by their hypnotizing powers that attract fertility, beauty, and richness in one’s life. Joy and prosperity, of course, come with the flow.
The dark colors found in the feathers depict sorrow and dismay, while the brighter tones depict happiness and joy. Moreover, one unique characteristic not all feathers have is the eye made on both sides of the feather – the front and the backside – such incidence is rare to occur, and it depicts Divine wisdom. In Hindu Mythology, it is referred to as the third eye of Lord Krishna. One having the feather is thought to welcome a continuous flow of wealth, richness, and an abundance of insightful knowledge.
Peacock and its Relation to Energies
The peacock is also considered to be a symbol of guardianship; the feather protects one from the evil eye and destroys negativities like anger and jealousy. What’s more, it repels the destructive influences coming from the planetary movements that influence one’s life in one way or the other. By nourishing our psyche aspects, the peacock feather is known to bring joy and harmony to our minds.
Peacock feather is widely used in the southern sides of a locker room, believed to attract progress by leaps and bounds. It is also known to attract rain with the way it dances. It is known to predict the death of a loved one if it appears to cry more than usual.
To make things short, the peacock is the symbol of eternal life, holiness, and the sanctity that surrounds a higher self. Peacock feathers are, therefore, used in a great number of households following Hinduism.
Vedic Astrology Remedies Related to Peacock and Peacock Feathers
Since, now we know a lot of Peacock’s, let talk about some of the Vedic Astrology Remedies Associated with Peacocks.
Removes the Bad Effects of Planet Saturn
The most effective and best benefit of Peacock feathers is that it removes the negative effects of the planet Saturn. Saturn is one of the most feared planets in Vedic Astrology as it doesn’t spare anyone. It can turn a person into a King! but it doesn’t hesitate to drown the person into the ocean of poverty and suffering if it has to do so. However, you can use Peacock feathers to remove the bad effects of the planet Saturn. To do that, you will need three feathers of Peacock and you need to tie them with a black thread. While doing so, you need to add supari and splash the feathers tied with supari with gangajal. After that, you will have to chant the mantra ‘Om Shaneswaray Namah 20 times to complete this remedy.
Removes and wards off negative energies
Another great benefit of keeping Peacock feathers in you home is that it removes and wards off negative energies from your home. The best way to do so is by keeping a couple of peacock feathers right in front of your entrance door on the top. This keeps the home well protected from negative energy.
Removes Vastu Dosh
Many people are really worried about Vastu Dosh and I totally understand. For most people, it can be really hard to understand the concepts of Vastu and the correct position of objects and things at your home. However, one of the best remedies to remove Vastu Dosh is by using Peacock Feathers. You should get 8 peacock feathers and tie them with a white rope from the bottom. After which you should chant the mantra Om Somay Namah and keep the Feathers in your home or near the entrance.
Attracts Wealth and Money into your life or Business.
If you keep peacock feathers in your office or business locker along with any wealth Yantra’s like Maha Laxmi Yantra or Kuber Yantra, it is said to attract lots of wealth, and money into your life or business.