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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63: Magical (Peacock, Peafowl or Peahens)

How can one not love the peacock 🦚🦚🦚🦚🦚 in all its majestic splendor? And how can one not love Paulo and his amazing photography on BALANCE? After all, everything in life is balance. Beautiful balance! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Ann-Christine is hosting this week’s challenge in which she asks: “What is Magical yo you?”

Prominent in many cultures, the
peacock has been used in numerous iconic representations, including being
designated the national bird of India in 1963. The peacock, known as mayura in
Sanskrit, has enjoyed a fabled place in India since and is frequently depicted
in temple art, mythology, poetry, folk music and traditions. A Sanskrit
derivation of mayura is from the root mi for kill and said to mean “killer
of snakes”. Many Hindu deities are associated with the bird, Krishna is
often depicted with a feather in his headband, while worshippers of Shiva
associate the bird as the steed of the God of war, Kartikeya (also known as
Skanda or Murugan). A story in the Uttara Ramayana describes the head of the
Devas, Indra, who unable to defeat Ravana, sheltered under the wing of peacock
and…

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once upon a time, …I was a beautiful rose… — Paul Militaru ❤️

I was awestruck with this beautiful photograph and its caption! It spoke volumes to my heart, as Paul of Paul Militaru is an amazing photographer, artist, and storyteller who optimizes his camera lens to bring us to different worlds. ❤️❤️❤️

once upon a time, …I was a beautiful rose… — Paul Militaru