Animal Emblems of Indian Kings (Post No.5070)

Written by London Swaminathan 

 

 

Date: 2 JUNE 2018

 

 

Time uploaded in London – 21-32

 

Post No. 5070

 

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Indian kings, mostly used animals and birds as their royal emblems. This shows their interest in nature and staright forward thinking. They did not have mythical animals as Yali or Kamadhenu cow or four headed Airavata. They used the symbols which are recognised easily by general public.

Lion
Lion was the royal emblem of the Satavahanas
Kadambas of Banavasi
Dynastic crest of Western Chalukyas of Kalyana
Ikshvakus of Eastern Deccan
Senavas of Kudalurupura

Singalese of Sri Lanka

Lion Capital of Modern India (from Asoka Pillar)

Tiger
Tiger was the royal emblem of Chozas of Thanjavur region
Hoysalas of Dwarasamudra
Sindas of Bagadage

Elephant
Elephant was the royal crest of Cheras
Bow was also on the flag of Cheras

Boar
Boar was the royal emblem of the Chalukyas



Bull, Nandhi

Bull was the royal emblem of the Nava Nagas of Narwar
Nandobhavas of Joypore
Maukharis of the Western Magadas
White Huns
May be Indus Valley Kings
Pallavas Of Kancheepuram

Eagle
Eagle was the royal emblem of the Guptas of Maghada
Gurjara Pratiharas of Kanauj
Rashtrakutas of Malked
Silaharas of Northern Konkan

Fish
Fish was the royal emblem of the Pandyas of Madurai

Double headed Eagle

Vijayanagara Emperors (Ganda Beranda Pakshi)

Kingdom of Mysore

Mouse
Mushikas of Kerala

 

Conch

Cochinn/ Travancore Kings

–subham–

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