The following are official state symbols of the Indian state of Karnataka.

Title Symbol Kannada Image Notes
State government banner Banner of Karnataka ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಅಧಿಕೃತ ಚಿಹ್ನೆ The banner depicts the emblem of the state on a white background.
State emblem Emblem of Karnataka ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಅಧಿಕೃತ ಲಾಂಛನ
State motto Satyameva Jayate
(Truth alone triumphs)
ಸತ್ಯಮೇವ ಜಯತೆ Taken from Mundaka Upanishad. Inscribed in the Devanagari script.
State song "Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate"[1] ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ Officially declared on 6 January 2004.
State animal Asian elephant[2][3] (Elephas maximus) ಏಷ್ಯನ್ ಆನೆ
State bird Indian roller|blue jay[2][3] (Coracias indica) ನೀಲಕಂಠ ಪಕ್ಷಿ
State butterfly Southern birdwing[4][5] (Troides minos) ಸರ್ದನ್ ಬರ್ಡ್ ವಿಂಗ್ It was chosen in 2017.
State flower Lotus[2][3] kendavare ಕೆಂದಾವರೆ ಹೂ
State tree Sandalwood[2][3] (Santalum album) ಗಂಧದ ಮರ
State fish Carnatic carp (Puntius carnaticus)[6] ಕೊರಚ, ಗಿಡ್ಪಕ್ಕೆ, ಗೆಂಡಾಯಿ, ಮಚಲು
State fruit Mango (Mangifera indica)[7] ಮಾವಿನ ಹಣ್ಣು
State foundation day Karnataka Day
(1 November)
ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ದಿನ (ನವೆಂಬರ್ 1) Karnataka state formed on 1 November 1956.

References

  1. ^ "Poem declared 'State song'". The Hindu. 11 January 2004. Archived from the original on 1 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "States and Union Territories Symbols". knowindia.gov.in. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "A handbook of Karnataka 2010: Chapter 1 Introduction" (PDF). karnataka.gov.in. 2010. p. 35. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  4. ^ The, Hindu (May 17, 2017). "State gets its own butterfly". Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  5. ^ Deepa Mohan (2 August 2017). "Karnataka declares Southern Birdwing as state butterfly". Citizen Matters. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  6. ^ "State Fishes of India". nfdb.gov.in. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  7. ^ "State Fruit of Karnataka". Karnataka State Council. Retrieved 2 September 2020.