Andhra Pradesh government has finalized its new emblem after 45 years for official use. As per the notification issued , the state emblem consists of ‘Dhamma Chakka’ which is the ‘Wheel of Law’. The ‘Dhamma Chakka’ is embelished with a ring of ‘triratnas’ alterating with pinnate leaves and precious stones’.
The three circles of decorative beads in ascending order of numbers – 48 in the inner, 118 in the middle and 148 in the outer circle.
At the hub of the Dhamma Chakka is the ‘Puna Ghataka’ which is known as the ‘Vase of Plenty’, is decorated with a four banded garland on the main body with medallions and tassels. “There is a braid around the thin neck and a flaring mouth,” the notification revealed. The emblem should never be reduced to a size of less than 24 mm in height.
Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India. Situated in the south-east of the country, it is the eighth-largest state in India, Telugu is the major and official language of Andhra Pradesh.
On 2 June 2014, the north-western portion of Andhra Pradesh was separated to form the new state Telangana. Amaravati, is the Capital of Andhra Pradesh.
It has a total of 13 districts, 9 in Coastal Andhra Region and 4 in Rayalaseema Region. They are namely
- East Godavari
- West Godavari.
Andhra Pradesh State Symbols
The announcement of the new symbols was made by the state department of environment, forest, science and technology on May 30, 2018.
State bird: Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri). Locally known as Rama Chiluka.
State tree: Neem. Locally known Vepa Chettu.
State animal: Black-buck (Antilope cervicapra). Locally known as Krishna Jinka.
State flower: Jasmine. Its adoption will promote jasmine, which is grown commercially in Guntur, Prakasam, Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur and Chittoor districts of state.