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National Symbols

National Animal of India
National Animal of India - The Tiger
The Tiger
The tiger is the symbol of India's wealth of wildlife. The magnificent tiger, Panthera tigris, is a striped animal.

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National Anthem of India
National Anthem of India - Jana-gana-mana..
Jana-gana-mana..
The song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version

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National Bird of India
National Bird of India - The Peacock
The Peacock
The Peacock, Pavo cristatus (Linnaeus), the national bird of India. It is symbolic of qualities like beauty, grace,

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National Calendar
National Calendar
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

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National Flag of India
National Flag of India
National Flag of India
The National flag is a horizontal tricolor of deep saffron (kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom

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National Flower of India
National Flower of India - Lotus
Lotus
Lotus scientifically known as Nelumbo Nucifera is the National Flower of India. It is a sacred flower and occupies

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National Fruit of India
National Fruit of India - Mango
Mango
The Mango is the national fruit. It has been cultivated in India since time immemorial. There are over 100 varieties

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National Song of India
National Song of India - Vande Mataram
Vande Mataram
The song Vande Mataram, composed in Sanskrit by Bankimchandra Chatterji, was a source of inspiration

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National Tree of India
National Tree of India - The Banyan Tree
The Banyan Tree
The tiger is the symbol of India's wealth of wildlife. The magnificent tiger, Panthera tigris, is a striped animal.

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National Emblem of India
National Emblem of India
National Emblem of India
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.

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National Sport of India
National Sport of India - Hockey
Hockey
Hockey, in which India has an impressive record with eight Olympic gold medals, is officially the national sport.

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