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Symbols of India
Symbols signify great lot of things. In everything we do and in everything we see.
Every religion has a symbol to greet, every gesture has a symbolical meaning of cultural expression and every mark conveys right message at right times, like a tick says approval and cross indicates disapproval.
Many may not know these symbols are simple matters or objects of our day to day living, carrying their own messages. Apart from communicating simple meanings, symbols have many other aspects like motivation, interpretation and secret implications. The kingdoms of yesterday were using symbols for various strategic requirements.
Political parties have their symbols very carefully designed for winning followers to vote. Business community brings in the concept of symbol to improve its brand image and popularity. Service organisations too have symbols to convey what they are intended for. So with the public service or public utility organisations, such as LIC having a logo of two kind palms protecting a flame of a lamp.
But, the symbols carried by Indian States are just plain representation of their character and enrichments. They simply bring to one’s mind of what State is being represented. For instance, if one thinks of the animal snow leopard, Himachal Pradesh comes to one's mind, for the region is snow clad and leopard is the favourite specie of that part. So, is Elephant with Kerala, Karnataka or Jharkhand.
In the same way, all Indian States have their symbols in terms of a tree, a flower, an animal, a bird or some other element. The respective State governments have published these symbols for use in appropriate places and appropriate occasions.
Symbols are chosen on different reasons. In the above cases, the animals are taken as symbols because these animals are abundant in these regions. In some cases, birds are symbolic of their representation of their heritage, such as Liver bird is the symbol of Liverpool, England.
Sometimes, symbolism with birds is attributable for sentiments and spiritual aspects, such as Chinese chose symbols to ward off evil influences, as a matter of sentiment. They did it with every item of living like clothing, furniture, ornament or every item of usage.
Every country has a symbol to express its policy; likewise every State in India has its symbol to tell about its wealth and virtues.It will be interesting to know what all the symbols of the States in India are and what their significances are.