How many animals are there in our national emblem?
What are the animals found in the emblem?
The abacus is girded with a frieze of sculptures in high relief of The Lion of the North, The Horse of the West, The Bull of the South and The Elephant of the East, separated by intervening wheels, over a lotus in full bloom, exemplifying the fountainhead of life and creative inspiration.
Who made Ashoka Pillar?
This pillar was originally erected in the 3rd century BC by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka. The pillar was moved to Allahabad, in front of the gateway to the Allahabad Fort, in 1583 by Akbar. The pillar made of polished stone extends 10.7 m in height and is incised with an Ashokan edict.
Is Lion Capital important to us?
It is considered very important because it is an evidence of advanced metallurgy in the Mauryan times. It shows that our civilisation was advanced even 2,500 years ago. Lion capital is one of the finest example of Mauryan sculpture. The chakra at its base appears on our national flag.
Where is our national emblem found?
Our national emblem is kept in the Sarnath Museum in Varanasi. Our National emblem name is Ashoka Chakra represented with 24 spokes. Our National emblem based on the lion capital of the Ashoka pillar of Sarnath.