Emblem of India
It is surprising that the average citizenRussia has much to tell us about this large Asian country, its history, modern life, to list a dozen of the most famous actors. But it is the question of what it looks like emblem of India, to confound even the most erudite and knowledgeable people.
Strange also that the Indians, tending tocomplex symbols, intricate designs and rich color palette, choose a simple main symbol of the country. The coat of arms represents the image of the so-called lion's capital, which is in Sarnath and is crowned by the famous Emperor Ashoka pillar.
A long history of Indian
This emperor lived and ruled in India in the midIII century BC. His dream - somehow perpetuate the place where the great Gautama Buddha began teaching dharma. At this point the first Buddhist worshipers first established a large (for the time), the Buddhist sangha. There were four fearsome lion, and they sit flush backs to each other and rotated in opposite directions.
The great Indian statesman, political andcultural figure Jawaharlal Nehru with great sympathy for Buddhism as a religion of the main part of the country's inhabitants. Therefore, when the question arose about the choice of the main character of the state newly independent India, it was decided in favor of the image of this particular sculpture.
The drawings and symbols
For more than fifty years of Indian republic withproudly displays the official documents of the main character, has a simple composition and very deep, rooted in the history, significance. On the Indian coat of arms depicted:
- round abaca, serving distinctive stand;
- three (instead of four) of the Indian lion.
The fourth animal is behind theircounterparts, and therefore could not get on the planar image. Thus, in reality, it was placed on the capitals of the four friendly lions, on the arms - only three animals appeared.
Indian lions - symbols of courage and bravery Indians emphasize the pursuit of physical strength and endurance, and at the same time prudence.
Abaca itself is an image of foursacred animal for the Indians. Here again there is the lion, symbolizing the north, the elephant, the message of the east, the horse, indicating the direction to the south, and the bull - to the west. Again, the image can be seen only two animals, a bull and a horse. There is also a favorite Indian plant symbol - lotus, acting as the main source of life.