Google doodles depicts India's national symbols to mark 64th Replubic Day
Google India's home page today depicts a tiger - the national animal with other selected national symbols - with animal's stripes inscribing the word 'Google' to decorate its body in doodle style to mark 64th Republic Day of the nation. Our national animal 'the Bengal tiger' can be found throughout the country except in the northwestern region of the country.
In its third Republic Day doodle, the home page has the symbols of the Republic around the tiger with India
Gate at the bottom left corner of the doodle. India's national flower, Lotus, can be seen in the jungle-like motif around the tiger. Lotus as a national symbol is a sacred flower regarded as an auspicious symbol of Indian culture.
Other national symbols related to our flora and fauna that have been excluded from the doodle are as follows.
The peacock has been designated as the national bird of India. Mango is our national fruit found in over 100 varieties of mangoes and is also called the king of fruits.
Our national river Ganga is revered as the most sacred river on earth and the national tree banyan considered immortal as per legends of India. Gangetic Dolphin is our national aquatic animal that survives in pure and fresh water.
The design of the national flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly just before independence, on July 22, 1947. On the other hand, the National Emblem of India, the Lion Capital of Asoka, was adopted on 26 January 1950, the day that India became a republic.
Our National Emblem also consists the motto of India - "Satyameva Jayate" - which means "Truth Alone Triumphs".