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This is a list of the symbols of the states and union territories of India. Each state and union territory has a unique set of official symbols, usually a state emblem, an animal, a bird, a flower and a tree. A second animal (fish, butterfly, reptile, aquatic animal or heritage animal) sometimes appears, as do fruits and other plants, and there are some state songs and state mottos.

States

Andhra Pradesh

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem ఆంధ్ర రాష్ట్ర అధికారిక చిహ్నం
Emblem of Andhra Pradesh
In 1956, after the formation of the Andhra Pradesh, colloquially referred to as United Andhra Pradesh, the Government of Andhra Pradesh embraced a Poorna Kumbam, a ceremonial metal vessel characterized by its broad base and narrow neck which serves as a sacred ornament adorning the Amaravati Stupa along with an Ashoka Chakra and the four lion heads as its official emblem on the occasion of the 2,500th Buddha's Birthday.[1] It depicts a sun radiant charged with a treasure vase, placed within an ornamented circular frame. In the base, the crest of the Republic of India and the motto of India Satyameva Jayate in Devanagari are shown. Government of Andhra Pradesh, the name of the state, is repeated in Telugu and Sanskrit.[2]
State motto సత్యమేవ జయతే
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State song మా తెలుగు తల్లికి
Maa Telugu Thalliki
(To Our Mother Telugu)
Maa Telugu Talliki (pronounced [maː teluɡu talliki], IAST: Mā Telugu Talliki; lit.' "To Our Mother Telugu"') is the official song of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Telugu Thalli is portrayed as a symbol of Telugu people. Many schools and government events start with this song.

It was written by Sankarambadi Sundaraachari and sung by Suryakumari[3] for the Telugu film Deena Bandhu (1942) which starred V. Nagayya but was released as a private label by the artist.

State language తెలుగు
Telugu
Telugu is a Dravidian language native to the Indian states of Andhra and Telangana, where it is also the official language. Spoken by about 96 million people (2022),[4] Telugu is the spoken language of the Dravidian language family, and one of the twenty-two scheduled languages of the Republic of India.[5] It is one of the few languages that has primary official status in more than one Indian state, alongside Hindi and Bengali.[6] Telugu is one of the six languages designated as a classical language by the Government of India. It is the 14th most spoken native language in the world.[7] Modern standard-Telugu is based on the dialects of erstwhile Krishna, Guntur, East, and West Godavari districts of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema.[8][9][10]
State animal కృష్ణజింక
Blackbuck
Blackbuck is State animal of Andhra, as it is known for its quickness and ability to take charge in uncertain situations and rise victorious, which is symbolic of AP and its people.

Blackbuck has white fur on the chin and around the eyes, which is in sharp contrast with the black stripes on the face. The coats of males show two-tone colouration; while the upper parts and outsides of the legs are dark brown to black, the underparts and the insides of the legs are all white. Darkness typically increases as the male ages; females and juveniles are yellowish fawn to tan.[11] Albino blackbuck are often zoo attractions as in the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park , Andhra.[12]

State bird రామచిలుక
Rose-ringed parakeet [13]
Rose-ringed parrot is State bird for its beauty and cheerfulness. The govt has envisioned AP as a State which is green and eco-friendly with beautiful landscaping, to make people happy and cheerfulIn popular culture of Andhra if you see this bird before any start of work it's very lucky.Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula Krameri), known as the ‘Ramachilaka’, is very popular with poets and lyricists. Ideal couples are compared to a pair of parakeets. The male is distinguished by a rose-pink collar. The quintessential female is ‘chilaka’.‘Chilaka Joshyam’, where a parakeet foretells the stars, is also very popular in the Telugu States.
State fish కొర్రమీను
Bullseye snakehead fish [14]
Bullseye snakehead fish, In Andhra known as Koramenu, a non-vegetarian’s delight during the summer in many parts of Andhra Pradesh, is in a great demand even during the ongoing rainy season in the city.

Great snakehead is a fast-growing fish species when compared to most of the others of the genus, and they are also suitable for intensive culture due to their air-breathing habit. They are being sold live and fetch high prices in the market, due to their excellent-tasting flesh and lack of fine bones.

State flower మల్లె పువ్వు
jasmine
Jasmine is State flower of Andhra, as the purity of its fragrance symbolises the State’s vision to spread positivity and knowledge among its people and in the state.
State fruit బంగినపల్లి మామిడి కాయ
Banginapalli Mango [citation needed]
Banginapalle mangoes' also known as (Banganapalle mangoes) is a mango variety produced in Banganapalle of Nandyala District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It alone occupies 70% percent of total mango cultivable area of the state and was first introduced by the farmers of Banaganapalli.[15] It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Andhra Pradesh on 3 May 2017, under horticultural products by Geographical Indication Registry.[16][17] It is also grown in the other parts of South India .

Andhra is the second largest mango growing state in the country with an area of about 4.31 lakh hectares and annual production of 43.5 lakh metric tons.

State tree వేప చెట్టు
Azadirachta indica [18]
Neem is declared as the State tree. Known for nourishing those around it with clean air, Neem tree symbolises the State’s genuine & transparent relations with its people
State Sport చెడుగుడు
Kabaddi [citation needed]
Kabaddi is a contact team sport played between two teams of seven players, originating in ancient India.The objective of the game is for a single player on offence, referred to as a "raider", to run into the opposing team's half of the court, touch out as many of their players as possible, and return to their own half of the court, all without being tackled by the defenders in 30 seconds. Points are scored for each player tagged by the raider, while the opposing team earns a point for stopping the raider. Players are taken out of the game if they are touched or tackled, but return to the game after each point scored by their team from a tag or tackle.

In Andhra this sport called as chedugudu

State Dance Form కూచిపూడి నృత్యం
Kuchipudi [citation needed]
Kuchipudi is one of the eight major Indian classical dances.[19] It originates from a village named Kuchipudi in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[20] Kuchipudi is a dance-drama performance, with its roots in the ancient Hindu Sanskrit text of Natya Shastra.[21][22][23] It developed as a religious art linked to travelling bards, temples and spiritual beliefs, like all major classical dances of India.[24]

Arunachal Pradesh

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Arunachal Pradesh
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Mithun (Bos frontalis)[25][26][27]
State bird Hornbill (Buceros bicornis)[25][26][27]
State fish Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora)[14]
State flower Foxtail orchid (Rhynchostylis retusa)[25][27]
State tree Hollong ( Dipterocarpus macrocarpus)[28][29]

Assam

Main article: List of Assam state symbols

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Assam
State motto জয় আই অসম
(Hail Mother Assam)
State song অ মোৰ আপোনাৰ দেশ

O Mur Apunar Dekh
(O My Endearing Country!)

State Festival বিহু
Bihu
State animal এশিঙীয়া গঁড়
Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)[30][31]
State bird দেওহাঁহ
White-winged duck (Asarcornis scutulata)[30][31]
State flower কপৌ ফুল
Foxtail orchid (Rhynchostylis retusa)[28][30][31]
State fruit কাজি নেমু
Kaji Nemu[32]
State tree হোলোঙ
Hollong (Dipterocarpus macrocarpus)[28][30][31][33]

Bihar

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Bihar
State song Mere Bharat Ke Kanth Haar
(The Garland of My India)
State foundation day Bihar Day
(22 March)
State animal Gaur (Mithun)[34]
State bird House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)[35]
State fish Walking catfish (Clarias batrachus)[14]
State flower Marigold (Tagetes)
State tree Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa)[36]
State fruit Mango (Mangifera indica)

Chhattisgarh

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Chhattisgarh
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State song अरपा पईरी के धार
(The Streams of Arpa and Pairi)[37][38]
State foundation day छत्तीसगढ़ राज्योत्सव
(1 November) (Chhattisgarh Foundation Day)
State animal बन भईसा (Bubalus arnee)[39][40]
State bird पहारी मईना (Gracula religiosa)[39][40]
State flower चंदैनी गोंदा (Tagetes patula)
State tree सरई (Shorea robusta)[39][40]
State Fish मोंगरी मछरी (Clarias batrachus)

Goa

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Goa
State motto सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद् दुःखमाप्नुयात्
Sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu mā kaścid duḥkhamāpnuyāt
(May everyone see goodness, may none suffer any pain)
State animal Gaur (Bos gaurus)[41][42]
State bird Ruby Throated Yellow Bulbul (Pycnonotus gularis)[41][42][43]
State fish Grey mullet/Shevtto in Konkani (Mugil cephalus)[44][45]
State flower Frangipani (Plumeria rubra)
State heritage tree Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)
State tree Matti (Terminalia crenulata)[41]

Gujarat

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Uses the National Emblem of India
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State song Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat
(Victory to Proud Gujarat!)
State animal Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica)[46] Surviving today only in India, the Asiatic lion's range is restricted to the Gir National Park and the surrounding areas in the Indian state of Gujarat.
State bird Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)[47] In Gujarat, a state of India, flamingos can be observed at the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, Flamingo City, and in the Thol Bird Sanctuary. They remain there during the entire winter season.
State fish Blackspotted croaker Locally called as Ghol declared as state fish by Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel and Union Fisheries minister Parshottam Rupala in Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 held in Ahmedabad.[48]
State flower Marigold (Tagetes)[49]
State tree Banyan Tree.[50][46][51][52]

Haryana

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Haryana
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Blackbuck (kala hiran) (Antilope cervicapra)[53][54]
State bird Black francolin (Francolinus francolinus)[53][54]
State fish Orangefin labeo (Kalbasu) (Labeo calbasu)[14]
State flower Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)[53][54]
State tree Peepal (Ficus religiosa)[53][54]

Himachal Pradesh

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Himachal Pradesh
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Snow leopard (Uncia uncia)[55][56]
State bird Western tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus)[55][56]
State fish Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora)[14]
State flower Pink rhododendron (Rhododendron campanulatum)[55][56]
State tree Deodar cedar (Cedrus deodara)[55][56]

Jharkhand

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Jharkhand
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State foundation day Jharkhand Foundation Day
(15 November)[57]
State animal Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus)[58][59]
State bird Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)[58][59]
State flower Palash (Butea monosperma)[58][59]
State tree Sal (Shorea robusta)[58][59]

Karnataka

Main article: List of Karnataka state symbols

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem ಗಂಡಭೇರುಂಡ ಲಾಂಛನ Emblem of Karnataka
State motto ಸತ್ಯಮೇವ ಜಯತೆ
सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State song ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate[60]
(Victory to you Mother Karnataka, The Daughter of Mother India!)
State foundation day ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ Kannada Rajyotsava
(1 November)
State animal Indian elephant[61][failed verification][62] (Elephas maximus indicus)
State bird ನೀಲಕಂಠ ಪಕ್ಷಿ Indian roller[61][failed verification][62] (Coracias indica)
State butterfly Southern birdwing[63] (Troides minos)
State fish Carnatic carp (Puntius carnaticus)[14]
State flower Lotus[61][failed verification][62] (Nelumbo nucifera)
State tree ಶ್ರೀಗಂಧ ಮರ Sandalwood[61][failed verification][62] (Santalum album)

Kerala

Main article: List of Kerala state symbols

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Kerala[64] The official Kerala emblem is a derivative version of the Royal coat of arms of the Kingdom of Travancore. The state emblem symbolizes two elephants guarding the state emblem of India and conch shell, the emblem of Travancore. It features the national motto of India, "Satyameva Jayate," as well as the inscriptions "Government of Kerala" and "Kerala Sarkkar" in Malayalam, reflecting the state's administrative identity in both English and the regional language.
State motto സത്യമേവ ജയതേ
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State foundation day കേരള പിറവി Kerala Day
(1 November)
State animal ആന Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus)[65][66]
State bird മലമുഴക്കി വേഴാമ്പൽ Great hornbill (Buceros bicornis)[65][66]
State butterfly ബുദ്ധമയൂരി Malabar banded peacock (Papilio buddha)[67]
State fish കരിമീൻ Green chromide (Etroplus suratensis)[68] Designated as state fish by Government of Kerala in 2010.
State flower കണിക്കൊന്ന Golden Shower Tree (Cassia fistula)[69]
State fruit ചക്ക Jackfruit[70] Designated as state fruit of Kerala in 2018.
State tree തെങ്ങ് Coconut tree (Cocos nucifera)[65][66]

Madhya Pradesh

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Madhya Pradesh
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State song Mera Madhya Pradesh
(My Madhya Pradesh)
State animal Barasingha[71][72] (Rucervus duvaucelii)
State bird Indian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)[73]
State fish Mahsheer (Tor tor)[73]
State flower Madonna lily (Lilium candidum)[74]
State tree Banyan tree[75]

Maharashtra

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Maharashtra
State motto प्रतिपच्चंद्रलेखेव वर्धिष्णुर्विश्व वंदिता महाराष्ट्रस्य राज्यस्य मुद्रा भद्राय राजते
Pratipaccandralēkhēva vardhiṣṇurviśva vanditā mahārāṣṭrasya rājyasya mudrā bhadrāya rājatē
(The glory of this seal of the Government of Maharashtra will grow like the first day moon. It will be worshipped by the world and will shine only for the well being of its people.)
The motto is based on one found on the Rajmudra (royal seal) used by 17th-century Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji.[76]
State song Jai Jai Maharashtra Maza
(Glory to My Maharashtra)
State foundation day Maharashtra Day
(1 May)
State animal Indian giant squirrel[77] (Ratufa indica)
State bird Yellow-footed green pigeon[77] (Treron phoenicoptera)
State butterfly Blue Mormon (Papilio polymnestor)[78]
State fish Silver pomfret (Pampus argenteus) [79]
State flower Pride of India/Jarul (Lagerstroemia speciosa)[80]
State tree Mango Tree (Mangifera indica)[81]

Manipur

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Manipur
State motto ꯀꯪꯂꯥꯁꯥ
Kanglasha
(The Dragon Lord)
State song Sana Leibak Manipur[82]
(Manipur, Land of Gold)
State animal Sangai (Rucervus eldii eldii)[83][84]
State bird Nongin (Syrmaticus humiae)[85]
State fish Pengba (Osteobrama belangeri)[14]
State flower Siroi lily (Lilium mackliniae)[83][84]
State tree Uningthou (Phoebe hainesiana)[86]

Meghalaya

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Meghalaya New emblem adopted in January 2022[87] Previously used a seal based on the national emblem of India.
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)[88]
State bird Hill myna (Gracula religiosa)[89][90]
State flower Lady's Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum insigne)[91]
State tree Gamhar (Gmelina arborea)[92]

Mizoram

Title Symbol[93][94] Image Notes
State emblem Uses the National Emblem of India
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Himalayan serow (Capricornis thar)
State bird Mrs. Hume's pheasant (Syrmaticus humiae)
State fish Burmese kingfish (Ngahvang) (Semiplotus modestus)[14]
State flower Red Vanda (Renanthera imschootiana)[91]
State tree Indian rose chestnut (Mesua ferrea)

Nagaland

Title Symbol[95][96] Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Nagaland
State motto Unity
State animal Mithun
State bird Blyth's tragopan (Tragopan blythii)
State fish Chocolate mahseer (Neolissochilus hexagonolepis)[14]
State flower Tree rhododendron (Rhododendron arboreum)[91]
State tree Alder (Alnus nepalensis)[50]

Odisha

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Odisha
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State song Bande Utkala Janani
(I Adore Thee, O Mother Utkala!)
State foundation day Odisha Day
(1 April)
State animal Sambar deer (Cervus unicolor)[97][98]
State bird Indian roller[99] (Coracias benghalensis)[97][98]
State fish Mahanadi mahseer (Tor mosal mahanadicus)[14]
State flower Ashoka tree (Saraca asoca)[97][98]
State tree Sacred fig (Ficus religiosa)[97]

Punjab

Title Symbol[100][101] Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Punjab
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate

(Truth alone triumphs)

State animal Blackbuck

(Antilope cervicapra)

State aquatic animal Indus River dolphin (Bhulan)[102]
State bird Baaz

(Accipiter gentilis)

State flower Gladiolus

(Gladiolus grandiflorus)[103]

State fruit Mandarin orange

(Citrus reticulata)

State tree Sheesham

(Dalbergia sissoo)

State dance Bhangra
State sport Kabaddi

(de facto)

Rajasthan

Title Symbol[104][105] Image Notes
State emblem Uses the National Emblem of India
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Chinkara (Gazella bennettii)[106]
State bird Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps)
State flower Rohida (Tecomella undulata)
State heritage animal Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius)
State plant Cactus (Cactaceae)
State tree Khejri (Prosopis cineraria)

Sikkim

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Sikkim
State motto ༄༅།ཁམས་གསུམ་དབང་འདུས
Kham-sum-wangdu
(Conqueror of the three worlds)
State animal Red panda (Ailurus fulgens)[107][108]
State bird Blood pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus)[107][108]
State Fish Copper Mahseer / Katley (Neolissochilus hexagonolepis)[109]
State flower Noble dendrobium (Dendrobium nobile)[107][108]
State tree Rhododendron (Rhododendron niveum)[107][108]

Tamil Nadu

Main article: List of Tamil Nadu state symbols

Title Symbol Image Notes
State Emblem Tamiḻnāṭṭiṉ Ciṉṉam
தமிழ்நாட்டின் சின்னம்
Emblem of Tamil Nadu
The state emblem was designed in 1949 by artist R. Krishna Rao who was a native of Madurai. Krishna Rao was honoured with awards and titles for his contribution to the state. A student of the Government College of Fine Arts and Crafts in Chennai, who went on to become the principal of the college later, Rao was approached to design the emblem in 1948 when he was a professor of applied arts in the college.

It consists of the Lion Capital of Ashoka without the bell lotus foundation and flanked on either side by an Indian flag. Behind the capital, is the image of a Gopuram or Hindu temple tower based on the Srivalliputhur Temple. Around the rim of the seal runs an inscription in Tamil script, one at the top தமிழ் நாடு அரசு ("Tamil Nadu Arasu" which translates to "Government of Tamil Nadu") and the other at the bottom வாய்மையே வெல்லும் ("Vaymaiye Vellum" which translates to "Truth Alone Triumphs" also commonly known as "Satyameva Jayate" in Sanskrit). It is the only state emblem that has the Indian Flag and Hindu temple tower on its seal.

State Motto Vāymaiyē Vellum
வாய்மையே வெல்லும்
Truth Alone Triumphs
Vaaymaiyae Vellum is a quote taken from the Mundaka Upanishad, the concluding part of the sacred Hindu Vedas is the Sanskrit to Tamil language translation of Satyameva Jayate, the National Motto of the Republic of India.
State Anthem Tamiḻttāy Vāḻttu - Nīrāruṅ kaṭaluṭutta nilamaṭantaik keḻiloḻukum
தமிழ்த்தாய் வாழ்த்து - நீராருங் கடலுடுத்த நிலமடந்தைக் கெழிலொழுகும்
Invocation to Mother Tamil - Water washes the land above the sea
Tamiḻttāy Vāḻttu is the state anthem of Tamil Nadu. It was written by Manonmaniam Sundaranar and composed by M. S. Viswanathan. The Government of Tamil Nadu issued an order to sing or play the anthem in the official functions of the government, and those functions organised by educational institutions and public establishments have started with this song and ended with the Indian National Anthem. The song is sung daily in schools all over Tamil Nadu during the assembly in the morning. It was adopted by Tamil Nadu as the state anthem on 23 November 1970.
State Day Tamil Nadu Dhinam
தமிழ்நாடு தினம்
Tamil Nadu Day
Tamil Nadu Dhinam is celebrated in the state of Tamil Nadu to commemorate the formation of the state on 1 November 1956.
State Language Tamiḻ
தமிழ்
Tamil
Tamil is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Tamil is one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world.
State Animal Nilgiri Varaiyaadu
நீலகிரி வரையாடு
Nilgiri Tahr
Nilgiritragus hylocrius
Nilgiri Varaiyaadu is an ungulate that is endemic to the Nilgiri Hills and the southern portion of the Western and Eastern Ghats in the states of Tamil Nadu. It is the only species in the genus Nilgiritragus and is closely related to the sheep of the genus Ovis.
State Bird Maragadhappuraa
மரகதப்புறா
Common Emerald Dove
Chalcophaps indica
Maragadhappuraa is a widespread resident breeding pigeon native to the tropical and subtropical parts of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The dove is also known by the names of green dove and green-winged pigeon.
State Insect Tamil Maravan
தமிழ் மறவன்
Tamil Yeoman
Cirrochroa thais
Tamil Maravan is a species of nymphalidae butterfly found in tropical forest areas of India.
State Flower Chengaandhal
செங்காந்தள்
Flame Lily
Gloriosa superba
Chengaandhal is a species of flowering plant in the family of colchicaceae flowers.
State Fruit Palaapalam
பலாப்பழம்
Jackfruit
Artocarpus heterophyllus
Palaapalam species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family (Moraceae) tree.
State Tree Panai Maram
பனை மரம்
Palm Tree
Borassus flabellifer
Panai Maram is a genus of five species of fan palms, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Papua New Guinea.
State Sport Kapaṭi
கபடி
Kabaddi
Kapaṭi is a contact team sport. Played between two teams of seven players. The objective of the game is for a single player on offense, referred to as a "raider", to run into the opposing team's half of the court, touch out as many of their players and return to their own half of the court, all without being tackled by the defenders in 30 seconds. Points are scored for each player tagged by the raider, while the opposing team earns a point for stopping the raider. Players are taken out of the game if they are touched or tackled, but are brought back in for each point scored by their team from a tag or a tackle.
State Dance Form Paratanāṭṭiyam
பரதநாட்டியம்
Bharathanatyam
Paratanāṭṭiyam is an Indian classical dance form that originated in Tamil Nadu. It is one of eight Indian classical dance forms recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, and expresses South Indian religious themes and spiritual ideas, particularly of Shaivism and in general of Hinduism.

Telangana

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర అధికార చిహ్నము
Emblem of Telangana
State motto సత్యమేవ జయతే
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State song జయ జయ హే తెలంగాణ

Jaya Jaya He Telangana
(Victory to Mother Telangana!)

State foundation day తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర అవతరణ దినోత్సవం
Telangana Day


(2 June)

State animal మచ్చల జింక
Spotted deer

(Axis axis)[110]

State bird పాలపిట్ట
Indian roller

(Coracias benghalensis)[110]

State fish కొర్రమీను
Snakehead Murrel (Channa striata)[14][111]
State flower తంగిడి పువ్వు
Tangidi Puvvu (Senna auriculata)[110]
State fruit మామిడి పండు
Mango (Mangifera indica)[citation needed]
State tree జమ్మీ చెట్టు
Jammi Chettu

(Prosopis cineraria)[110]

Tripura

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Uses the National Emblem of India
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Phayre's leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei)[112][113][114]
State bird Green imperial pigeon (Ducula aenea)[112][113][114]
State fish Pabda (Ompok bimaculatus)[14]
State flower Indian rose chestnut (Mesua ferrea)[112][113][114]
State fruit Queen pineapple (Ananas comosus)[115]
State tree Agarwood[112][113][114]

Uttar Pradesh

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Uttar Pradesh
State foundation day Uttar Pradesh Day
(24 January)
State animal Barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii)[116][117]
State aquatic animal Ganges River Dolphin
State bird Sarus crane (Grus antigone)[116][117]
State fish Chital (Chitala chitala)[14]
State flower Palash (Butea monosperma)[116][117]
State tree Ashoka (Saraca asoca)[116][117]

Uttarakhand

Main article: List of Uttarakhand state symbols

Title Symbol Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of Uttarakhand
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State song Uttarakhand Devabhumi Matribhumi
(Uttarakhand, Land of the Gods, O Motherland!)
State foundation day Uttarakhand Day
(9 November)
State animal Alpine musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster)[118][119]
State bird Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus)[118][119]
State fish Golden mahseer (Tor putitora)[120][121]
State butterfly Common peacock[122][123] (Papilio bianor polyctor)
State flower Brahma Kamal (Saussurea obvallata)[118][119]
State tree Burans (Rhododendron arboreum)[118][119]

West Bengal

Title Symbols Image Notes
State emblem Emblem of West Bengal style="text-align:center;" The emblem consists of a circle depicting a globe with the state of West Bengal highlighted by a representation of the Bengali alphabet
State motto সত্যমেব জয়তে
सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth Alone Triumphs)
State song বাংলার মাটি বাংলার জল
Banglar Mati Banglar Jol
(The Soil of Bengal, The Water of Bengal)[124]
State animal মেছোবিড়াল
Fishing cat[125][126] (Prionailurus viverrinus)[127]
State bird ধলাগলা মাছরাঙা
White-throated kingfisher[125][126] (Halcyon smyrnensis)
State fish ইলিশ
Ilish
(Tenualosa ilisha)[14]
State flower পারিজাত/শিউলি
Night-flowering jasmine (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis)[127]
State tree ছাতিম গাছ
Blackboard tree (Alstonia scholaris)[127][128]
State fruit আম
Mango (Mangifera indica)[citation needed]

Union territories

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Title Symbol Image
State emblem Uses National Emblem of India
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Dugong sea cow[129][130]
State bird Andaman wood pigeon (Columba palumboides)[129][130]
State flower Andaman Pyinma (Lagerstroemia hypoleuca)[91]
State tree Andaman redwood (Pterocarpus dalbergioides)[129][130]

Chandigarh

Title Symbol Image
State emblem Emblem of Chandigarh
State animal Indian grey mongoose[131][132] (Urva edwardsii)
State bird Indian grey hornbill[131][132] (Ocyceros birostris)
State flower Dhak flower[131][132] (Butea monosperma)
State tree Mangifera indica[131][132]

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Title Symbol Image
State emblem Uses the National Emblem of India
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Not designated
State bird Not designated
State flower Not designated[91]
State tree Not designated[50]

Delhi

Title Symbol Image
State emblem Uses the National Emblem of India
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Nilgai[114] (Boselaphus tragocamelus)
State bird House sparrow (Passer domesticus)[133][134]
State flower Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)[91]
State tree Flamboyant (Delonix regia)[50]

Jammu and Kashmir

Title Symbol Image
State emblem Emblem of Jammu and Kashmir
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Kashmir stag (Cervus elaphus hanglu)[135]
State bird Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos)[136]
State fish Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora)[14]
State flower Common rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum)
State tree Chinar (Platanus orientalis)
State butterfly Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya)[137]

Ladakh

[135]

Title Symbol Image
State emblem Emblem of Ladakh
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State animal Snow leopard (Uncia uncia)[138]
State bird Black-necked crane (Grus nigricollis)[139]
State flower[140] Himalayan Blue Poppy(Meconopsis betonicifolia)
State tree[141] Juniper (Juniperus semiglobosa)

Lakshadweep

Title Symbol Image
State emblem Emblem of Lakshadweep
State animal Butterfly fish (Chaetodon falcula)[142][143]
State bird Brown noddy (Anous stolidus)[142][143]
State flower നീലക്കുറിഞ്ഞിNeelakurinji
State tree കടപ്ലാവ് (കടച്ചക്ക മരം)Bread fruit (Artocarpus incisa)[142][143]

Puducherry

Title Symbol Image
State emblem Emblem of Puducherry
State motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
State song Tamil Thai Valthu
(Invocation to Tamil Mother)
State animal Indian palm squirrel[144][145] (Funambulus palmarum)
State bird Koel[144][145] (Eudynamys scolopaceus)
State flower Cannonball[144][145] (Couroupita guianensis)
State tree Bael fruit tree[144][145] (Aegle marmelos)

Autonomous administrative divisions

Some of the autonomous administrative divisions established by the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India have also adopted official symbols.

Bodoland Territorial Region

Title Symbol Image
Emblem Uses a seal based on the National Emblem of India[146]
Motto सत्यमेव जयते
Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)

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