Representative of: The Republic of India Based on: The Lion Capital of the Ashoka Pillar in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh Motto: Satyameva Jayate/ Truth Alone Triumphs Adopted by: Madhav Sawhney Adopted on: January 26, 1950 Image Credit: https://in/img/An emblem by definition is “a heraldic device or symbolic object as a distinctive badge of a nation, organization, or family”.
The national emblem of a country is a seal that is reserved for official use by the state.
The statue was taken to Mathura town and housed at the back of the Engineer’s Bungalow along with other bits and pieces.
But as word of the beautiful statue spread it is said that British travellers and officials on their way by train to Delhi on government business or Agra to see the Taj Mahal stopped off at Mathura just to see it.
Other than the right hand and the feet, which are missing, the statue is undamaged.
Its fine details are not worn by the elements so that the exquisite details are still sharp.Something Islamic would cause the Hindus to ask “Why not something Hindu?” while something Hindu would cause the Muslims to say “Why aren’t we included?For a country, the national emblem is a symbol of authority and represents the basis of its constitutional philosophy.The national emblem of India is an adaptation of the Lion Capital atop the Ashoka Pillar of Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, and is combined with the National Motto Satyameva Jayate.Ancient sites around Mathura were a happy hunting ground for amateur British archaeologists and antique collectors during the second half of the 19 century.What is clear is that their spades hit what looked like an almost life-size statue.Further digging and brushing away of dust revealed that it was a statue of the Buddha.This was a cause for some delight to the diggers but when the face was cleaned the archaeologists were dumbstruck – it was the most serene and beautiful face they had ever seen.” In a sense Buddhism was neutral in that the Buddhist population of the country was insignificantly small.For the same reasons Nehru rejected the call to put Gandhi’s spinning wheel on the national flag, because it was associated with one particular political party, the Congress, and selected instead the Asokan ) is taken from one of Asoka’s edicts.