Emblem o Indie

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The Emblem o Indie

The emblem o Indie is an adaptation o the Sarnath Lion Caipital o Ashoka.

Emperor Ashoka the Great erectit the capital atop an Ashoka Pillar tae mark the spot whaur Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma an where the Buddhist Sangha wis foondit. In the oreeginal there are fower Asiatic lions, staundin back tae back, muntit on a circular abacus wi a frieze carryin sculptures in hie relief o an elephant, a gallopin horse, a bull an a lion separatit bi intervenin Dharmachakra or Ashoka Chakra wheels ower a bell-shaped lotus. It wis carved oot o a single block o polished sandstane.

The fower lions (ane hidden frae view) - seembolisin pouer, courage, pride an confidence - rest on a circular abacus. The abacus is girdit bi fower smawer animals - guardians o the fower directions: the lion o the north, the elephant o the east, the horse o the sooth and the bull o the wast. The abacus rests on a lotus in full bloom, exemplifyin the funtainheid o life an creative inspiration. The motto 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed belaw the emblem in Devanagari script means 'truth alone triumphs'.

The version uised as the emblem does no include the bell-shaped lotus flouer aneath. The frieze aneath the lions is shown wi the Dharma Chakra in the center, a bull on the richt an a gallopin horse on the left, an ootlines o Dharma Chakras on the extreme richt an left.[1]

Formin an integral pairt o the emblem is the motto inscribed belsw the abacus in Devanagari script: Satyameva Jayate सत्यमेव जयते (Inglis: Truth Alone Triumphs).[1] This is a quote frae Mundaka Upanishad,[2] the concludin pairt o the sacred Hindu Vedas.

It wis adoptit as the Naitional Emblem o Indie on 26 Januar 1950, the day that Indie became a republic.[3]

The emblem forms a pairt o the offeecial letterheid o the Govrenment o Indie, an appears on aw Indian currency as well. It an aa sometimes functions as the naitional emblem o Indie in mony places an appears prominently on the diplomatic an naitional Passport o the Republic o Indie. The wheel "Ashoka Chakra" frae its base haes been placed ontae the center o the Naitional Banner o Indie

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