Old Brass hanging bell with the shape of peacock atop it. Very well made with nice sound! Originally from India.
The National Symbol of India comes from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Emperor Ashoka. The National Bird is the Indian peacock (Pavo cristatus). Peacocks symbolize grace, pride, and beauty. They are a sign of joy for all who see them.
Mayura is a Sanskrit word for peacock which is one of the sacred birds of the Hindu mythology. The legend states that the Mayura was created from the feathers of Garuda, another semi-divine mythical birds of Hindu mythology. Garuda is believed to be a vahana (conveyance) of Vishnu, one of the Trimurti. In images of the mayura as a mythical bird, it is depicted as killing a snake, which according to a number of Hindu scriptures, is a symbol of cycle of time.
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 5.5″ x 11″ ; 41″(including the hanging )