Symbols of India


National Emblem
National Emblem

The National Emblem of India is a replica of the Sarnath Lion capital of Ashoka, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

It depicts four lions standing back to back.

The emblem symbolizes power, courage and confidence.

National Animal
The National Animal of India is the Tiger .
It is respected in India for its strength and grace, as well as its incredible power. The Indian tiger is also called the Royal Bengal Tiger.
National Bird
The National Bird of India is the Peacock . Peacocks symbolize grace, pride, and beauty. Peacocks are often used in Indian mythology and folk stories.
National Flower
The National Flower of India is the Lotus .
The lotus represents long life, honour, and good fortune. It is also a symbol of triumph, since the lotus is rooted in the mud and can survive to regerminate for thousands of years. Even though the lotus grows in mud, it remains pure and produces beautiful flowers. Thus, it symbolizes purity of heart and mind.
National Tree
The National Tree of India is the Banyan Tree (Fig Tree).
National Fruit
The National Fruit of India is the Mango .
There are over 100 varieties of mangos in India, in a range of colours, sizes, and shapes.

National Sport
The National Sport of India is the Hockey .



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