A Sanskrit-drama dating from 200 A.C. describes a thunderstorm: "The peacocks suddenly fly upwards when they hear the noisy clouds; they beat the air as if with fans made of thousand jewels." (cit. Buss, Library No.54)
Peafowl are native the South East Asian continent and
Peacock feathers represent pride, nobility and glory. Peacocks are known to eat poisonous plants and hence their feathers are considered a symbol of incorruptibility and immortality. In some traditions, it is believed that peacock feathers can be used by an individual to connect with the Universal Healing Energy to heal maladies and ailments.