National Symbols

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National Animal The Tiger The tiger is the symbol of India's wealth of wildlife. The magnificent tiger, Panthera tigris, is a striped animal.
National Anthem Jana-gana-mana The song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version
National Bird Peacock The Peacock, Pavo cristatus (Linnaeus), the national bird of India. It is symbolic of qualities like beauty, grace,
National Calendar   The national calendar based on the Saka Era with Chaitra as its first month and a normal year of 365 days was adopted from 22 March 1957
National Flag   The National flag is a horizontal tricolor of deep saffron (kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom
National Flower  Lotus Lotus scientifically known as Nelumbo Nucifera is the National Flower of India. It is a sacred flower and occupies
National Fruit Mango The Mango is the national fruit. It has been cultivated in India since time immemorial. There are over 100 varieties
National Song Vande Mataram The song Vande Mataram, composed in Sanskrit by Bankimchandra Chatterji, was a source of inspiration
National Tree The Banyan Tree The National Tree of India is The Banyan Tree. This huge tree towers over its neighbors and has the widest
National Emblem   The national emblem of India is an adaptation of the Buddhist Lion Capital of Asoka at Sarnath, near Banaras in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
National Sport Hockey Hockey, in which India has an impressive record with eight Olympic gold medals, is officially the national sport.