Mayura Picture

"Mayura" is Sanskrit for "peacock". It shouldn't be surprising that the peafowl, with all its splendor and charisma, has a special place in many cultures. In Hinduism, the bird is viewed as the steed of the god of war, Karikeya, and in ancient Greek mythology, the chariot of the goddess Hera is said to have been pulled by peacocks.

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