The peacock is the national bird of India. The peacock’s tail, with its iridescent “eyed,” feathers designed to attract the hen, gives this bird a grandeur that is associated with royalty. In ancient India, the tail motif was a symbol of the all-seeing sun and the eternal cosmic cycle. The peacock is the sacred animal associated with Saraswati, the goddess of education and the arts. In Buddhism, the peacock represents compassionate watchfulness. The peacock is one of the images on our Dosha Screensaver, and we have it as a wallpaper, too all free!