The Dance

by Lokendra Rathore May. 03, 2011 5164 views

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‘The gorgeous peacock is the glory of God’.A sanskrit verse says.

But poachers are only interested in its white meat and eggs and tail feathers and not in its glorifying God.Due to poaching and use of pesticides their numbers are decreasing alarmingly.

There was a time when these birds were everywhere in the north,west and central India.It had been proclaimed the national bird of India. So it was protected by law and according to the scriptures it was thought to be a vehicle of Goddess Saraswati
(learning),Kartikeya(god of war) and Subrahmanya (god of yogic powers).

Alexander the great took back with him to Greece 200 birds and they spread to western Asia,north Africa,Europe and America.

The Peacock is the first bird to sound the alarm of the approach of a tiger or a leopard in the jungle.

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Helen Hooker 10 years, 4 months ago

What a handsome chap! :-)

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Monibarbi 10 years, 4 months ago

I love the sanskrit verse and the peacock ! just beautiful!

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Petitnouguat 10 years, 4 months ago

superbe !

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Andrea 10 years, 4 months ago

Suuuuuperb bird and shots!

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Thomas Thompson 10 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful capture well done

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Tamara Harden 10 years, 4 months ago

They are truly beautiful!! I have never heard of anyone, around this country anyway, eating them, or their eggs.

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Jorge Moro 10 years, 4 months ago

I love the abstract quality of the second.

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Patricia Gonzales 10 years, 4 months ago

These are wonderful~~~

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Paul 10 years, 4 months ago

Great set of pictures!!

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Darlene Foster 10 years, 4 months ago

They are always so lovely to see! Great set!

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Joe 10 years, 4 months ago

Wonderful set, especially like #4

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Heather Stewart 10 years, 4 months ago

very beautiful

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Lideto 10 years, 4 months ago

Incredible!

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Walter 10 years, 4 months ago

Yeah, what a show off... :-)

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Pauline Wilson Brooks 10 years, 4 months ago

Fabulous set - I sincerely hope the penalties for poaching are severe and the law enforced diligently - they are a truly magnificent bird - although the female is a lot less impressive than the male!!

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Marsha 10 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful birds....wonderful shots!! So sad they are disappearing...I didn't even know they are considered to be food.

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Eloise Murray 10 years, 4 months ago

Wow! The colours of the peacock is fantastic! It's just so majestic! Great set- the last one has gone straight into my fave's :)

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Eric J H Joyce 10 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful.

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Gregg Maretka 10 years, 4 months ago

beautiful shots of a beautiful bird !!!!!!!

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Alison May 10 years, 4 months ago

#3, 4, and 5 are very very beautiful, love them, I think this is the most beautiful bird in the world

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