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The meaning of Mayukhi is peacock, the actual translation meaning peahen (female peacock), but, often the female is also referred to as a “peacock”. The Peacock enjoys the status of being the National Bird of India. The Peacock also holds a very significant place in the Indian heritage, religion and culture.

Peacock in Indian Religion
– PARAVANI, the peacock is the vehicle (carriage) of Kartikeya or Subramanya the son of Lord Shiva
– Lord Krishna is depicted with peacock feather adorning his headgear known as the ‘mor-mukut’

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India… snake-charmers, Taj Mahal, elephants, cows, ghats of Varnasi, slums, poverty, corruption, pollution, stagnant, illiterates…

The fascination one has with India often begins and is associated with these terms. More often than not she also holds attention in the broader sense with the generic terms like rich culture, bright colors, spicy curry, IT professionals, cheap labor, cricket and Bollywood.

Is this all India has to offer?

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