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The picture of Sri Krishna always springs to mind with a peacock feather in his ethereal head. Isn’t it? Why he adorns his head with it always? Though there are several reasons possible, the most reliable fact that favors it is the presence of all seven colors in a peacock’s feather. All these colors are present in him, though he virtually has no color at all.
In Sri Krishna’s tales, he appears to be blue colored during day times and black in the night. In Venu-Gita, Sri Krishna’s flute song is referenced with peacocks. It is so melodious that one day peacocks in the forest got attracted to it and saw Sri Krishna playing his flute. They felt him as a cloud full of water and started dancing to the song. In the end, the blissful peacocks gifted him a feather that Sri Krishna wore in his head to show his gratitude.Read about Janmashtami, the birthday of Sri Krishna