National Emblem of India | Symbols of India
The National Emblem of India is the State Emblem of India. In the original, there are four lions, standing back to back, mounted on an abacus with a frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull, and a lion separated by intervening wheels over a bell-shaped lotus. Carved out of a single block of polished sandstone, the Capital is crowned by the Wheel of the Law (Dharma Chakra).
National Emblem is the official seal of the President of India and Central and State Governments and an inevitable part of the official letterhead of the Government of India. National Emblem is a part of all Indian currency and the National Passport of the Republic of India.
Indian Emblem Facts
The representative of: The Republic of India
Based on: The Lion Capital of the Ashoka Pillar in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh
Motto: Satyameva Jayate/ Truth Alone Triumphs
Adopted by: Madhav Sawhney
Adopted on: January 26, 1950
The bull symbolizes the Zodiac sign of Buddha- Taurus. The horse signifies Buddha’s horse which he rode at the time of departing from the citadel. The lion indicates enlightenment. Only six pillars with animal capitals and nineteen pillars persist with inscriptions. The engravings on the pillars described proclamations about morality grounded on Buddhist doctrines.
The national emblem serves as a source of inspiration to over 1 billion Indians evoking a sense of pride in their hearts. The emblem is the signature of the authority of the Government of India.