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Title: Peacock feather for Lord Nityananda

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-12 06:08:55


Q. Do we place a peacock feather on Lord Nityananda or Balarama? If not, then why?


Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:


In Shri Gaura Gannodesha Dipika Verse 14, Shrila Kavi Karnapura has described Lord Nityananda and His Associates as "gopala veshinah" means that they always dressed as cowherd boys. The cowherd boys of Shri Vrindavana dress themselves with peacock feathers and other ornaments to participate in the pastimes of Lords Krishna-Balarama. So what to speak of Lord Nityananda Balarama Himself who is the leader of all the cowherd boys? Besides they always imitate the pastimes of Lord Krishna so also they dress themselves up with peacock feathers and forest flowers just like Lord Krishna.