Coat o airms o Burma
The coat o airms haes twa chinthe (meethical lions) facin opposite ane anither, an at its center is a map o Burma. The coat o airms is surroondit by traditional Burmese flower designs an a star at its top. The new State Seal, as stipulatit by Chapter XIII o the 2008 Constitution, wis adoptit in the 2008 Burmese constitutional referendum.
The oreeginal coat o airms contained the Burmese text ပြည်ထောင်စုမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် on the banner, which translates "Union o Burma", as well as three chinthe (the chinthe at the top wis replaced bi a star). Additionally, the cogwheel wis a circle surroondit bi Verse 194 o the Buddhavagga in the Dhammapada in Pali: သမဂ္ဂါနံ တပေါ သုခေါ (samagganam tapo sukho), which translates tae "happiness through harmony" or "well-being through unity."
Housomeivver, durin Ne Win's Socialist rule, the 1974 Constitution adoptit a new state seal wi the follaein chynges: the coat o airms wis modified tae accommodate Socialist seembols: a cogwheel, a star at the top, an dual olive wreaths. The wirds on the banner wur an aa chynged tae ပြည်ထောင်စု ဆိုရှယ်လစ်သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်, which translates "Socialist Republic o the Union o Burma." In 1988, when the State Law an Order Restoration Council staged a coup, the wirds ဆိုရှယ်လစ်သမ္မတ ("Socialist Republic") wur removed.
The previous state seembol o Burmese monarchs wis the green peacock. The uise o the green peacock wis continued durin Breetish colonial times an the State o Burma. The peacock an aa featured on Burmese rupees as a naitional seembol.
New state seal
In 2008 a new constitution for Burma wis adoptit in a controversial referendum. In this new constitution, changes hae been made tae the coat o airms. The new coat o airms removes the colors blue an daurk gold/orange an instead juist uises the colors red an gold/yellow. An aa, the cogwheel haes been removed an replaced wi laurel or olive branches andthe wirds on the central portion o the scroll hae been chynged tae ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်.
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The coat o airms o the Union of Burma (1948-1974)
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The coat o airms o Burma durin the Socialist period (1974-2008)
- 1974 Constitution o the Socialist Republic o the Union o Burma, Chapter XIV.