State Emblem of India

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State Emblem of India
Armiger Republic of India
Adopted26 January 1950
EscutcheonLion Capital of Ashoka
MottoSatyameva Jayate
("Truth Alone Triumphs")
(from the "Mundaka Upanishad", a part of Hindu Vedas)

The State Emblem of India is the national emblem of India. The emblem is taken from the Lion Capital of Ashoka, a statue from 250 BCE. The statue consists of four Asiatic lions back to back, with the two-dimensional emblem showing three lions.

An emblem based upon the Lion Capital of Ashoka was first adopted as the emblem of the Dominion of India in December 1947.[1] The current version of the emblem was officially adopted on 26 January 1950, the day India became a republic.[2]

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  1. "Press Communique' - State Emblem" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 August 2017.
  2. "State Emblem". Know India. Government of India. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.