Mayura ( Sanskrit: मयूर) is a Sanskrit word for peacock which is one of the sacred birds of the Hindu mythology. It is referred to in a number of Hindu scriptures. It is also a contemporary Hindu name used in many parts of India.
Mayura is a 1975 Indian Kannada historical drama film directed by Vijay. It is one of the most popular films of acclaimed Kannada actor Rajkumar, who plays the role of Prince Mayurasharma of the Kadamba dynasty, the earliest native kingdom to rule over what is today the modern state of Karnataka. The film depicts the life of Mayura, a Brahmin youth, as he discovers his royal heritage and realizes his destiny of ascending to the throne of the then- Pallava kingdom.
Based on a novel of the same name by Narasimha Sastri, the film is notable for its various scenes filmed inside and around the famous Mysore Palace. It is considered by many as a symbol of Kannada pride.
Mayura may refer to:
- Mayura (mythology), one of the sacred and highly sanctified birds of Hindu mythology
- Mayurasharma, founder of the Kadamba kingdom of Banavasi
- Mayura (film), a Kannada movie enacted by Dr. Rajkumar
- Mahamayuri, a Wisdom King in the Buddhist Pantheon
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