Symbol of Culture – India

Yesterday I completed two days of Pulse Orientation program and one day of ADP training sessions in India. That was an awesome experience, great learning and understanding. I didn’t felt heavy-eyed even for a second (That proves – Orientation was exhilarating), credit to Andrew and Manu.

Last week while checking out on pre work to be completed before attending the Pulse Orientation, I noticed that I have to bring a Symbol of Culture. Well, it was quite a task to think of a cultural symbol for such a diverse country.

I thought, and thought and thought a bit more…Finally I came up with this

A PEACOCK….Symbol of India Culture

Why, let me tell you

      Peacock is a large and majestic bird, so is India

      Peacock is a symbol of grace, joy, beauty and love, so is India

      Peacock has so many colors and it’s truly vibrant, so is India – A land of Colors, Diversity and Vibrancy.

      The diversity in every particle of its making also holds true for its unity.

      Significance of Peacock in India –

                      Hindu dharma

                                                             i.      God of rain Indra is depicted in form of Peacock

                                                            ii.      Peacock is vehicle of Lord Murugan (Kartikeya)

                      Islam – Painted in various religious buildings

                      Christianity – Also known as symbol of resurrection.

      In India, people believe whenever it spreads its feathers in an ornamental fashion (Dancing peacock), it indicates rain.

      And yes, Peacock is the national bird of India. Our national pride.

So, for me Peacock represents culture of India. I discussed the same with my wife, she echoed my thoughts. I requested her to draw a peacock and she was kind enough (as usual) to do that for me.Image


  1. Namaste Pavan, great to see you made it. You are an inspiration to me. If I can be of any assistance to you, please let me know. I wish you a successful PULSE journey. Nuff love, Yolando

  2. I love the drawing of the peacock Pavan – and great to hear that you found orientation sessions exhilarating! Just wonder how you will find your experience in Thailand when you start your assignment? Look forward to hearing more from you on this blog.

  3. Pavan, thanks for sharing your symbol of culture with the larger PULSE community forget to mention who drew the peacock ;)all the best for your assignment & we look fwd to hearing from you in the days/weeks to come! Best, Manu Juneja.

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