Mayura Vahana (Peacock Vehicle)

AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century
  • Type
  • Materials
  • Measurements
    180 cm
  • Creator name
  • Creator date
  • Where it was made
    Tamil Nadu in southern India
  • Time period
    AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century
  • Creation date
    20th century
  • Function
    This peacock vehicle was used in the sacred context of a temple procession. The bronze deity of Lord Murugan was mounted atop this vehicle and taken around the temple town in a procession. Thus this vehicle enabled devotees to view the deity. The vehicle was also considered sacred and revered.
  • Acquisition
    This vehicle was purchased by the Museum in 1995. In the Museum display, it is used to highlight the different animal vehicles for various temple deities.
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