Peacock – The king of nature’s beauty, a million color gift from GOD

Peacock – The  king of nature’s beauty

Here is the first painting of 2020 “Peacock – The king of nature’s beauty”. Click here to see this product.

Size: 48*36 (Sq Inch)
Medium: Acrylic
On Stretched canvas

It was a wonderful experience when my son gives a pleasing kiss on and said that this painting is very nice. It was one of the golden moments of my life. I would like to thank God and nature for building up such a wonderful creature.

Peacock is the most fascinating and attractive creature on this earth. It enthused me a lot and encouraged me to outline on canvas. It is one of the best creations of God where beauty stands everywhere from top to bottom. The journey from thought to the real presentation was amazing and an exemplary for me. Whatever I learned during the course of painting, sharing with my readers/lovers so that they can also enjoy some facts about “Peacock”. “Peacock” in India has a lot of significance, it also relates to mythological references too.

Peafowl family and interesting facts

Here are the interesting facts about the peacock family…

  • The peafowl or ‘Bevy’ is the correct name of the family. However, in the book, we do read-only about Peacock. Peacock is a ‘Male’ member, ‘Peahen’ is a ‘female’ member, baby’s recon as peachicks.
  • Primarily Peafowl family belongs to the Asian continent and majorly found in India.
  • The city name “Morena” (of Madhya Pradesh – India) named for this family, it is a combination of two words Hindi words ‘MOR’ and ‘RAINA’, here ‘MOR’ means peacock and ‘RAINA’ (means abundance).
  • There are two species of Peafowl and both are belonging to the Asian continent.
    • Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus or blue peacock): The Indian Peafowl resides in the Indian subcontinent and got a status of the National bird of the Republic of India.
    • Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus or green peacock): The Green Peafowl is native to Asian countries.
  • The Peacock (Male Peafowl) is one of the largest flying birds.
    • Head to tail distance is around 8-10 feet, where 3 feet is for the body and remaining are of feathers.
    • The Peacock weigh is about 9-13 pounds (4.08 – 5.89 KG)
    • He can reach speeds of up to 10 miles per hour, however, he only relies on short flights.
  • There is all-white Peafowl – It’s common for enslaved peafowl to buck the rainbow-like trend for all white feathers. The primary reason for color-less peafowl is ‘Leucism’, it is due to a genetic mutation that causes the loss of pigmentation.
White Peafowl (The Peacock)

Peacock is having symbolic values as well, also referenced as Monarchs, Vision, Holiness, Leadership, Awakening, Protection, & Watchfulness.

Mythological references: (References: Wikipedia)

The legend states that the Mayura was created from the feathers of Garuda, another semi-divine mythical bird of Hindu mythology. Garuda is believed to be a conveyance (VAHANA) of Vishnu, one of the Trimurti. In images of the Mayura is a mythical bird, it is depicted as killing a snake, which according to a number of Hindu scriptures, is a symbol of the cycle of time.

So many Gods in Hindu deities associated with Mayura, including the following:
  • A story in the Uttara Ramayana elaborates on Indra, who unable to defeat Ravana, sheltered under the wing of a peacock and later blessed it with a “thousand eyes” and fearlessness from serpents.
  • Kaumari is generally depicted with a Mayura and the Mayura also serves as her conveyance.
  • The Mayura named Paravani serves as the conveyance of the god Kartikeya.
  • Krishna and Peacock is having a distinct relationship, Krisna wore peacock feathers adorning his head.
  • Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, is the goddess of prosperity, luck, and beauty.
  • Mayuresvara an incarnation of Ganesha, whose mount is a peacock (in the Ganesha Purana)
  • Goddess Saraswati’s and Mayura association is known as Citramekhala. A deity representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion, and knowledge.
  • Sri Chanda Bhairavar, one of the Ashta Bhairava (“Eight Bhairavas”); whose mount is a peacock.
  • Vikata (Vikaṭa) (“unusual form”, “misshapen”), an avatar of Ganesha, whose mount is a peacock (in the Mudgala Purana).

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My dear friends, please share this blog with your friends with a humble request, kindly do not kill peacock for the feathers. Within specified natures cycle ( almost every year )they do remove their feathers and get the new feathers so feathers lovers can identify the time and collect the feathers.

With best wishes.

Team Art-India

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