Crow in life, legend and language.

jayababy By jayababy, 3rd Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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During our daily life we never take our food without offering a morsel to the crow.

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In Hindu mythology, the crow has an honored place as the vehicle of Lord Shaneswar. In the Ramayan, it figures as Kakasura (crow demon). During our daily life we never take our food without offering a morsel to the crow.

The crow has a number of species. There are jack claws, ravens, jack day, crow with a white muffler and Ceylon crow. The Indian house-crow is found in all parts of the country except in the high mountainous cold parts.

It feeds on both plant and animal food and lives in flocks. It figures in the Hitopadesa, Panchatantra stories and the Aesop’s Fables.

It takes joy rides on the grazing animal’s backs. It enters into the open jaws of a crocodile and cleans its teeth. The one bird that deceives it is the clever cuckoo. The cuckoo lays its eggs in the crow’s nest and the poor foster-mother crow hatches them.
The crows are fond of company and often hold meetings and conferences. They have their own constituencies and the crow from one locality will not allow a crow from another locality to attend its meetings.

The one rare virtue of the crow is that it is socialistic in practice. When some food is available, it sends a crowing for the other members to come and share the feast. It is monogamous pairing for life. When its mate dies or is killed, the survivor too dies, unable to bear grief.

Crow in the language:
Here are a few idioms and words connected with the crow:
Have a crow to pick with : To find fault
To eat crow – To submit to humiliation
Crow-catching – A rely Indianised idiom: To seek favor by flattery.

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author avatar Buzz
5th Nov 2011 (#)

Lovely post, my friend.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Nov 2011 (#)

Wonderful...thanks jayababy!

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Nov 2011 (#)

Fascinating facts about the Crow, jaya..A really interesting read..

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
21st Nov 2011 (#)

common crow, cackling like crows, but I like crows because they help clean the place and also because they come correctly for functions like shraddham

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author avatar Sheila Newton
8th Apr 2012 (#)

How interesting. Well - you learn something every day they say.
I love crows - they are intelligent and SOO cheeky!

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author avatar Pskchoudary
27th Jan 2013 (#)

INFORMATIVE---thank you very much!!!!

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