Sikkim is the state of India, Which is located in the northeastern part of the country, in the eastern Himalayas. It is one of the smallest states in India. Sikkim is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and northeast, by Bhutan to the southeast, by the Indian state of West Bengal to the south, and by Nepal to the west. The capital of Sikkim is Gangtok, in the southeastern part of the state.
Emblem of Sikkim
The Emblem of Sikkim, is used by the Government of Sikkim as its symbol. It was designed in 1877 by Robert Taylor in European style and previously the coat of arms during the latter period of the Sikkimese monarchy.
The central shield, supported by European dragons, consists of a Buddhist khorlo prayer wheel with the gankyil as the central element. Above is a helmet more in line with European armorial bearings, and atop that is the right-turning conch, a Buddhist pictogram representing the pervasive sound of the Buddhadharma which awakens disciples and urges them to accomplish their own welfare and the welfare of others.
The coat of arms includes the Tibetan words, ༄༅།ཁམས་གསུམ་དབང་འདུས།, Kham-sum-wangdu, which literally means “the conqueror of the three worlds”.
Sikkim State Symbols
Following are the State Symbols of Sikkim State. The State Government have revealed three symbols to be used in acceptable places and acceptable occasions to represent the state. These symbols the image of the state categorical its policy, tell concerning its wealth and virtues within the terms of Animal, Bird and Tree.
- State Animal: Red Panda
- State Bird: Blood Pheasant
- State Flower: Nobile Orchid
- State Tree: Rhododendron