Indian Emblem A Sublime MascotPresentation Transcript
A Swang Communication/A’bad Presentation Indian Emblem A Sublime Mascot
Indian Emblem is the pride and honor of the country.
It represents the prestige and reflects the unmatched
power of India since Independence.
It portrays as a gesture of a sublime mascot of India,
symbolizing the glorious civilization and unforgettable
Being a common yet inimitable national symbol of India,
the emblem influences the Indian image through
unstoppable spirit and valor.
The emblem after all always expresses the originality
and authenticity of the country. And Indian Emblem
is all about it.
The Emblem of India is an adaptation from the ‘ Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka.’ The Lion Capital was erected in the third century BC by Emperor Ashoka to mark the spot where Buddha first proclaimed his gospel of peace and emancipation to the four quarters of the Universe. The National emblem is thus symbolic of contemporary India's reaffirmation of its ancient commitment to world peace and goodwill. Lion of Sarnath is found near Varnasi, in Uttar Pradesh. The slogan/motto below the emblem “ Satyameva Jayate” means “truth alone triumphs”. Origin
In the original there are four Asiatic lions, standing
back to back, mounted on a circular abacus with
a frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of an
elephant, a galloping horse, a bull and a lion
separated by intervening Dharmachakra or Ashoka
Chakra wheels over a bell-shaped lotus. It was
carved out of a single block of polished sandstone.
The version used as the Emblem does not include
the fourth lion (since it is hidden from view at the
rear) or the bell-shaped lotus flower beneath. The
frieze beneath the lions is shown with the Dharma
Chakra in the center, a bull on the right and a
galloping horse on the left, and outlines of Dharma
The four lions (one hidden from view) – symbolizing power, courage and confidence – rest on a circular abacus. The abacus is girded by four smaller animals - guardians of the four directions: the lion of the north, the elephant of the east, the horse of the south and the bull of the west. The abacus rests on a lotus in full bloom, exemplifying the fountainhead of life and creative inspiration. Forming an integral part of the Emblem is the motto inscribed below the abacus in Devanagari script: Satyameva Jayate सत्यमेव जयते (English: Truth Alone Triumphs ). This is a quote from Mundaka Upanishad, the concluding part of the sacred Hindu Vedas. Significance
It was adopted as the National Emblem of India
on 26 January 1950, the day that India became a
The emblem forms a part of the official letterhead
of the Government of India, and appears on all
Indian currency as well. It also sometimes functions
as the national emblem of India in many places
and appears prominently on the diplomatic and
national Passport of the Republic of India. The
wheel "Ashoka Chakra" from its base has been
placed onto the center of the National Flag of India.
Lion Capital was originally placed atop the Aśoka pillar at Sarnath, now in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The pillar, sometimes called the Aśoka Columnis still in its original location, but the Lion Capital is now in the Sarnath Museum. The capital was believed to be crowned by a 'Wheel of Dharma' ( Dharmachakra popularly known in India as the "Ashoka Chakra"), which has now been lost. There is a similar intact Ashoka pillar in Thailand with a similar four lion capital intact and crowned with Ashoka Chakra / Dharmachakra. History
The base of the Ashoka pillar in Sarnath which
was broken during Turk Islamic invasions, it
was originally surmounted by the "Lion Capital