The bird is also associated with Goddess Saraswati. The Goddess is often shown with a peacock. Whenever Lord Indra transformed himself into an animal, he is believed to have become a peacock.
The bird is also associated with the famous Kapaleeshwarar temple at Chennai. Karpagambal (manifestation of Godess Parvati) in the form of a peacock is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva, represented by the traditional lingam . In fact, the part of Chennai where the temple is located is called Mylapore. (literally translated as ‘a town of peacocks').
The peacock is sacred to the Buddhists as well. In Vajrayana Buddhism, the Mahamayurin or the ‘Peacock wisdom Queen' is depicted riding a peacock.
The feathers of the peacock are also considered auspicious and protective in many parts of India. The feathers are used to fan Hindu Gods in temples. The crown of Lord Krishna is usually adorned by a peacock feather.