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| Last Updated:: 25/08/2023






Scientific name

Psittacula krameri Scopoli

Common name

Indian ringnecked parakeet- Parrot






Throughout India                                                

Religious Association

The parakeet is sacred to goddess Meenakshi, who is depicted holding a parrot in her right hand. The parakeet is also associated with Andal, the only female among the twelve Alvars or saints of Tamil Vaishnavism. Rati, wife of Kama, the god of love, is depicted seated on a parrot vehicle


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