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| Last Updated:: 25/08/2023














Scientific name


Gallus gallus


Common name








Religious association







Lord Murugan









The bird heralds the rising sun and is hence a symbol of the sun. The bird is associated with goddess Kamakhya of Assam. This is also the vehicle of Lord Skanda or Muruga.









Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna, ( Penguin Book India, 2010)