In this Article we are going to talk about the National Symbols of India .In this article we have tried to collect all the important National symbols of India .So let’s discuss some of them below. 🙂
National symbols are a mark of identity of any country and also rich cultural heritage. The national symbols keep alive the age old tradition and beliefs in today’s westernized world. Like every other country India also has its own national symbols that narrate the cultural and rich heritage beliefs of the country. Indians of all creed, caste, and religion look at these symbols with honor as these instill a sense of pride, belongingness, and nationalism in every Indian Individual.
Here is a complete list of national symbols of India and one should know these as these define our identity as a citizen of the country.
National Animal (as a national symbol of india)
The Tiger is the National Animal of India that symbolizes the strength of Indian wildlife. It is believed that the tiger earned this honored position because of the grace, agility,strength, and power it beholds.
Jana-gana-mana which is also know is the National Anthem of the country. The anthem was beautifully composed by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali. Later, it was accepted as the National Anthem in India in its Hindi version. The song in its beautiful composition is sung on many political, religious, and other special events.
The Peacock is the National Bird of India. The colors, the beauty, and the grace offered by this species are attracting . It’s most soothing and refreshing to see a dancing peacock with its colorful and bright feathers while when she open it.
The National Calendar of India is based on the Saka Era that starts with the Chaitra month. Following this introduction a normal calendar was used showing the complete 365 days that is used in the present days. This calendar was adopted from 22 March 1957 A.D.
The National flag composed of three colors, saffron at the top, white in the middle, and green at the bottom. All these three colors have their own significance and meaning in maintaining and instilling the feeling of love, brotherhood, and patriotism in every Indian heart. Saffron symbolizes patriotism and piety; White is for simplicity, purity and peace; and Green is for greenery and prosperity.
‘Lotus’ is the National Flower of India. It is considered to be a sacred and one of the most beautiful flowers. It holds a significant place in the cultural heritage of the country and the mythology as well.
‘Mango’ is the National Fruit of India. It has many varieties and is widely cultivated in the country. This fruit is fleshy and juicy with good reserve of essential nutrients like Vitamin A, C, and D.
The ‘Ganga’ or ‘Ganges’ is the National River of the country. It originates from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas as the Bhagirathi River and in the course unites with other rivers like Alaknanda, Yamuna, Son, Gumti, Kosi, and Ghagra.
‘Vande Mataram’ composed by Bankimchandra Chatterji is the National Song. It was first sung in a political event in the year 1896 when the Indian National Congress session was held. Thereafter it has been sung at many political and cultural occasions to signify the purity, serenity, and unity within the Indian boundaries.
National Aquatic Animal
‘River Dolphin’ is the National Aquatic Animal that is known to signify the purity of the holy river The Ganges. This is said because the animal can survive only in fresh and pure water.
‘The Banyan Tree’ is said to be the National Tree. It is said that this tree has a very long life and is enduring to the legends, myths, and beliefs of the country.
The national emblem adopted by the Buddhist Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath near Banaras. The original structure is designed as with four lions standing back to back mounted on an abacus.
Hockey is the National Game of the India. India has won many awards and medals to the country. Along with an impressive record of eight Olympic gold medals is commendable.
National symbols of India