Why lord krishna Wears Peacock Feather on His Head?

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada


When one day Krishna woke first from a rest in the forest with his cowherd friends, he decided to wake everyone and call the cows grazing at a distance by playing his flute. When Krishna blew the nectar of his lips into the flute, a melodious raga with a slow rhythm and a deep base emerged from its end. This wonderful vibration enchanted the peacocks in and around the Govardhan hills. Their hearts began to sing in happiness and fill the skies with their own song. The resonant vibrations from the flute encouraged the peacocks to dance. Krishna, who is the source of all dramatic arts, was pleased with their dance and encouraged them by his kind glances and sweet smiling. They cried with joy and it sounded all over the hills. In time, their sounds became indistinguishable from the echoes. They became excited and jumped up and down, flapping their wings. As the peacocks danced, the kings of peacocks made his way to the lotus feet of SriKrishna, touches His holy feet and makes a sound which SriKrishna understands as a thanking note and requesting Him to dance with them. SriKrishna accepts to dance and moves amidst them, dancing like the peacocks increasing the tempo and playing to the rhythm of His steps. The bliss of the peacocks increased multifold when SriKrishna danced with them. It was so overwhelming, that some peacocks fainted. All the animals and cowherds of the Govardhan hills stood transfixed, unable to move their eyes away from the dance of SriKrishna. The flute in SriKrishna's hand seeing the uncommon performance of its master began to sing on its own. The spectacle was extremely splendid when seen from the top of the Govardhan hills, the heaven and even the netherland. They danced for a long time and slowly the tired peacocks stopped dancing. Then Krishna danced to the rhythm of His own steps. After many days, when he stopped dancing, there was an enchanting silence. The king of the peacocks approached SriKrishna with great humility, bowed down his head and said, "You have created a festival of bliss for which we remain eternally indebted to You. It is our duty to offer you 'Gurudakshina'. I request You to accept our only opulence, our plumage. Wear them on your crown as a decoration." With large tears of ecstasy, the king of peacocks dropped many divine feathers. SriKrishna lovingly accepted the offering of the peacocks and picked up the feathers and to everybody's joy, placed a few of them on his turban. Thus he came to wear the peacock feathers.


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    Srila Gopâl Bhatta Goswâmi says –The  peacock feather signifies the
    all-attractiveness of the extravagant beauty of Sri Krishna – Although He has many
    ornaments of gold and gemstones, Sri Krishna prefers to don peacock-feathers, natural
    colours and ornaments of tender petals, leaves etc. This shows His adolescent dalliance.
    When the peacocks see Sri Krishna locked in embrace with the Braja-beauties, they get
    the impression of a cloud bedecked with lightning. Hence, they start dancing robustly
    displaying their colourful plumage. Sri Krishna too lovingly picks up the feathers shed by
    them, and puts them in His crown. Whenever He sees these peacock-feathers, He is
    reminded of the passionately loosened tresses (of the Gopis) and how they gaze at Him
    without blinking.

    Lilasukh, the author of Krishna Karnamrita, said: The face of this lustrous God(Krishna) is so beautiful
    with its so-sweet smile. His eyes are so large! His hairstyle with its intoxicated peacock
    feathers is so captivating! O Sakhi! The peacocks of Sri Vrindâban are inebriated with
    good fortune. When Sri Krishna enters the pastures of Vrindâban to graze the cattle, the
    peacocks see their feathers atop His crown and consider
    themselves most fortunate! They fan out their feathers and
    dance all around Him. Govinda too balances Himself on His
    hands and dances sweetly like them. Seeing Him dancing, they
    dance more jubilantly, thus shedding their feathers.
    Shyâmsundar thinks, they are so happy with my dance that
    they are offering me these feathers as reward. So He
    reverently and joyously picks them up and decorates His head
    with them. The peacocks are indeed fortunate!
    Sometimes the peacocks behold Sri Krishna’s fresh cloud-like splendour, get intoxicated
    with love and start dancing attractively. The feathers that they shed due to this
    inebriated love, adorn Sri Krishna’s curly locks. Hence, the Gopis too get intoxicated with
    love when they behold His crown. Lilasukh uses a term
    mada-shikhi’ meaning intoxicated feathers. It expresses the how much the peacocks are
    under the influence of His love and how their feathers bounce in jubilation.

    madhuratara–smitâmrita–vimugdha mukhâmburuham
    vishaya–vish–âmish–grasana–gridhnuni chetasi me
    vipula – vilochanam kimapi dhâma chakastu chiram.

    His lotus-face is most captivating with very sweet nectarine smile,
    His enchanting hairdo is adorned with intoxicated peacockfeathers
    - may That large–eyed marvellous Brilliance (Govinda)
    eternally manifest in my carnivorous heart that covets the
    poisonous objects of sense-gratification.(Krishna Karnamrita Verse 5)

    Lilasukh further describes Krishna's beauty as-

    ‘mada-shikhandi – shikhanda–vibhushanam’

    “The feathers of love–intoxicated peacocks are His special ornaments.” No Divine form
    other than Sri Krishna is groomed in this manner. Here we also find an ornament called

    Definition of ‘ vichchhitti’ –
    “‘Vichchhitti’ is an ornamental arrangement which is very light and yet highlights
    beauty.” – [Ujjwal-Neelmani]. Ujjwal-Neelmani quotes Harivamsha as evidence –
    “A single peacock feather, knit with a row of Âmlaki leaves, is quivering in soft breeze,
    and is spreading the wonderful beauty of Sri Krishna all around.” Therefore we classify
    the peacock-feathers as ‘vichchhitti’. The beauty of peacock–feathers adorning Sri
    Krishna’s crown is unsurpassed.

  • Hare Krsna

    It sounds wonderful! 

    You won't find this descrption in Srimad Bhagavatam Tenth Canto though.

    Lord Krsna is all attractive and the peacock feather being very beautiful represents this.

    You won't find the above statement in the tenth Canto either.

    Nevertheless we must glorify to the best of our abilities. 


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    Hare krsna 


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