National Symbols Of India

»The Republic of India has several official national symbols including a historic document, a flag, an emblem, an anthem, a memorial tower as well as several national heroes. All the symbols were picked up at various times.
»The design of the national flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly just before independence, on 22 July 1947.
»There are also several other symbols including the national animal, bird, flower, fruit and tree.


National Symbols (Emblem, Bird, Animal Anthem, Flower etc.)

National Emblem of India: The Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath is the National Emblem of India. It consists of four Asiatic Lions standing back to back on a circular abacus.

National Bird of India:
Because it was entirely a part of Indian custom and culture. A peacock is a symbol of grace and beauty.

National Animal of India: The tiger is known as the Lord of the Jungle and displays India’s wildlife wealth. Also strength, agility and power are the basic aspect of the tiger.

National Anthem of India: The Bengali song ‘Vande Mataram’ faced opposition from non-Hindu segments of society, the Jana Gana Mana was adopted as the National Anthem of India.

National Flower of India: It is the flower of goddess Laxmi and symbolizes wealth, prosperity, and fertility. Also, it grows very uniquely in dirty water with its long stalk far above the water, bearing the flower on the top. The lotus flower remains untouched from impurity. It symbolizes purity, achievement, long life, and good fate.

National Fruit of India: Mangoes are native to India and thus truly Indian. Since time immemorial, mangoes have been cultivated in India. In ancient times as well, deliciousness of mangoes have been defined by many renowned poets.

National Song of India: Initially Vande Mantaram was the National Anthem of India, but after independence Jana Gana Mana was adopted as the National Anthem. Vande Mantaram is the National Song now.

National Game of India: In spite of cricket’s huge popularity in India, hockey is still the National game of India. Hockey when declared as the National game was very popular.

National Tree of India: The Banyan tree represents eternal life, because of its ever-expanding branches. The country’s unity is symbolized by the trees huge structure and its deep roots. The tree is also known as Kalpavriksha, which means ‘wish fulfilling tree’.

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