Orissa State Symbols

Orissa state symbols are the representations of the qualities of the state of Orissa. These symbols present a summary of the state, integrated as a part of the country of India. Among the most well known symbols of the state are the Sambar and the Blue Jay, the state animal and the state bird respectively.

The Sambar is a kind of deer which is found in abundance in the forests of Orissa. It has been associated for quite some time with this state since the times of the great kings who reigned over this realm. They were the prime prey of the royalty when they went out on 'Shikar' (hunting trips).

The Sambar was very useful to the royalty and the hoi-polloi alike. Sambar antlers were used to adorn the walls of the palaces. It was believed that using the skin of Sambar for the recitation of mythology was beneficial. Nowadays, as a state animal, it is protected in the multitude of sanctuaries which dot the landscape of Orissa.

The state bird of Orissa is the Blue Jay. Its striking azure color makes it very sought after by tourists, especially the bird watchers. They are hardily built, characterized by a large head, a light blue abdomen, which gives it the name and a blunt, square tail. It has pale and dark blue bands in its wings which shimmer during flight.

The state flower is the 'Ashoka' flower and the state tree is the imposing 'Ashwatha' tree. Both of them have significant roles in the Indian and Oriya mythology.

Last Updated on : 2 July 2013




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