The Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath is the national emblem of India. It consists of four Asiatic Lions standing back to back on a circular abacus. The abacus has sculptures of an elephant, a horse, a bull and a lion.
What do we call our national emblem?
The Ashoka Chakra is a depiction of the Buddhist Dharmachakra, represented with 24 spokes. It is so called because it appears on a number of edicts of Ashoka, most prominent among which is the Lion Capital of Sarnath which has been adopted as the National Emblem of the Republic of India.
What are the 5 National symbols?
National symbols are marks, signs and objects for which the country is known/recognized. Examples of these natural symbols are the constitution, map pledge, Anthem, flag, coat of arms, currency and passports.
What are the four animals in national emblem?
The state emblem is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka. 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.
What are the 17 national symbols of India?
National Symbols of India
|National river||Ganga or Ganges|
|National Aquatic Animal||River Dolphin|
|National Tree of India||Banyan ( Ficus Bengalensis )|
How many animals are there in national emblem?
What do the four animals on the Indian National Emblem symbolize? Elephant (East), Horse (West), Bull (South), and Lion (North).