The Peacocks… witness to Shree RadhaKrishn leelas:
The peacocks are a very intimate part of the Divine Krishn and Radha leela.
I have always been enchanted with them and over a period of some years, during my many yatras there (apart from time spent in my sadhana), I have been able to do some photography as seen in these pictures. Peacocks are by nature very shy and hide away from intruders, I feel fortunate to have been able to catch them in the very natural surroundings. Unfortunately due to unplanned development in the holy Braj Dham and with an increase of the monkey population in the surroundings, these beautiful peacocks have dramatically reduced in number.
In some way they might belong to the generations of peacocks whose ancestors would have been a witness to Shree Radha and Shree Krishn leelas on this pavitra bhumi thousands of years ago
This beautiful peacock sits on the wall among the fields where they hide and come out only at specific hours, morning and evening, looking for food
This is from a field of the Genda flowers, where the peacocks seem to be playing hide and seek
How divine is the peacock dance!
I follow these peacocks on the main roads where they hide in the tall eucalyptus trees, visible in the mornings and evenings. rest of the time they go deeper in the trees or back in the fields
This is from a series of pictures of this morning. It is hiding among these beautiful purple button flowers in a field. As I stood here trying to get a closer shot I had to fight off hundreds of mosquitoes..big test of my patience or how badly i wanted this picture
This is the Pea hen, who is not as colourful as the male bird
This particular shot is from late evening, when the birds come back to their homes. It is an old tree, which houses eight ten peacocks, resting in its bare branches
You can see in this picture, the parrots, peacocks, pigeons, squirrels all feed together; makes a lovely painting
Showing off its best, trying to attract the pea hen.