Friday, 7 April 2017

What is so special about Peacock

What is so special about Peacock?

You would have seen peacock's feather in Shri Krishna's crown. Why he has peacock's feather , why not any other birds feather. 
India's national bird is also Peacock, have you ever thought of its significance. 
Peacock is the only bird in the whole kalpa which has not lost purity in the whole world drama. 
Even men had lost his purity from Dwabara yuga.What do u mean by this
In Sathya yug & Thretha Yug men had children through their yoga power as their soul had 16 kalas in the Sathya yug and 14 kalas in Thretha Yug. Men did not have kids as they have through sex now.This way of getting kids through yoga power is depicted in Mahabharatha story. Even though Mahabharatha is a story, In that Kundhi Devi had their kids through the yoga power only. Karnan,Yudhistran, Bhima & Arjunan all are born with the yoga power only.
When men came to Dwabaraka yuga, their kala dropped below 12 so they lost the yoga power, or they forgot they are souls and they become totally body conscious that's why they have children through sex these days. 
Now, how is reproduction happening in Peacock?
When the Peacock (male) dances spreading its feathers the Pea hen(female peacock) gets attracted by it and comes to the male partner. At that time tears come in the eyes of the male peacock, the female picks them up , due to that it gets pregnant and delivers new ones. So there is no physical sex in Peacocks for reproduction. Thus Peacock is pure through out the 5000 year drama. Shri Krishna is the first purest soul on earth , that is why peacock feather is kept in Krishna's crown
It’s a very pretty myth. But that’s all it is.They do mate -physically but a bit secretive ! so the act is not seen much.
Peacocks court one another the male peacock will spread his tail feathers in a large fan-shape, and strut about shaking the feathers to attract the attention of the peahens (the female peacock). A peahen will choose a mate based on who has the largest and most colorful feathers.
The mating rituals of peafowl -- the collective name for male peacocks and female peahens -- are marked by flashy displays of brilliant tail feathers and discerning female partners. The peacocks use their stunning blue and green tail feathers during the breeding season to advertise their sexual and physical fitness. Peahen preference for males with large, colorful tail feathers is a prime example of natural selection at work.
Breeding Patterns
Peafowl are typically polygynous birds, meaning that a dominant male will mate with several females in a season, although the green peafowl has been known to form monogamous pairs in captivity. Wild peahens can become aggressive with one another when competing for the chance to mate with a dominant male, sometimes repeatedly mating with the peacock to stave off mating attempts by other females.
Mating Rituals
Beginning in mid to late spring, peacocks establish small territories in close proximity to one another in an arrangement known as a lek. They begin their courtship displays to attract the peahens, spreading their iridescent tail feathers in a fan shape, strutting back and forth and shaking their feathers to produce a rattling noise to get the peahens' attention. A peahen will walk through several territories of different males, examining their displays and feathers closely, before selecting a mate.
The Fertilization Process
Once a female selects a mate, the male perches on her back and aligns his tail over top of her own. Both peacock and peahen have the avian reproductive organ known as a cloaca, which transfers sperm in between partners. The peafowl align their cloacas and the male's sperm is transferred to the female, where it travels up the uterus to fertilize her egg through a series of muscular spasms. Peahens will lay anywhere from two to six eggs in a shallow nest at ground level, which incubate for 28 to 30 days before hatching.
A Stunning Display
The peahen's preference for males with flashy feathers ensures that the peacocks with the most impressive tail fans produce the most offspring. This is the process identified by Charles Darwin as natural selection, serving to further the genes of the most physically fit peacocks over time and enhancing the signature tail over many generations. In the wild, peafowl have historically bred in areas of dense vegetation, where an exuberant display of tall tail feathers was more likely to attract a mate.

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