Monday, December 3, 2012

Temple peacocks

Do you ever wonder where the peacocks around the St Georges Hospital and Settlers Park come from? How did they get there in the first place?  I have to be honest and say that I have never really thought about it until I recently visited the Shri Siva Subramanier Aulayam Temple in Upper Valley Road next to the Baakens Valley.  Peacocks are associated with the Hindu faith in various ways while the temple has a number of permanent peacock residents.  The temple has been around since 1901 so I'm just wondering if the peacocks up at the hospital aren't decedents of peacocks that have escaped from the temple grounds in the past.

1 comment:

  1. interesting to read about (and see) peacocks, but so grateful not to hear them screaming ;~)