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Satish Kumar and the Peacock

Satush Kumar was born in Rajasthan, India, where the Peacock, or Mayura, is associated with the monsoon through display and extravagant dance to please Indra, the god of rain.

Satush Kumar was born in Rajasthan, India, where the Peacock, the Mayura, is a sacred bird and also associated with the monsoon. In India, it is believed that after the long, hot summer peacocks come out and display their bright and vibrant feathers in an extravagant dance to please Indra, the god of rain, before calling to let the rains begin, bringing relief to plants, animals, soils and humans.

You can hear more from Satish in the second Tweet of the Week Omnibus editions available on the Radio 4 website. Aside from choosing his personal birds for the Omnibus, Satish's thoughts and teachings reflect in his recent writing on elegant simplicity, something which maybe the western world has become disconnected from, yet nature is all around us.

Producer : Andrew Dawes
Image : Copyright Resurgence Magazine

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Sun 31 Mar 2019 08:58

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