Odisha State Symbol in English

Odisha State Symbol in English


Uncover the rich tapestry of Odisha’s heritage through its captivating Odisha State Symbol in English! From the majestic Konark Horse to the vibrant Indian Roller, discover what makes this vibrant Indian state tick.

State Animal : Sambar Deer

The Sambar is a kind of deer which is found in abandance in the forests of Odisha. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 2008. It has been associated for quite some time with this state since the time 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). Sambar is found in the forests of Odisha. Regional Science Centres for successful breeding of Sambar are developed at Bhubaneswar and Dhenkanal.

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State Bird : Indian Roller

The State Bird of Odisha is the Indian Roller. Its striking blue colour makes it very sought after by tourists, especially the birds watchers. They are hardly built, characterised by a large head, a light blue abdomen, which gives it the name and a blunt, square tail. They are commonly seen in open grassland and scrub forests. They are easily found in the Indian sub-continent

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State Flower : Ashoka

The State Flower is the ‘Ashoka’ flower. The Ashoka is a rain-forest tree. Its original distribution was in the central areas of the Deccan plateau, as well as the middle section of the Western Ghats in the Western coastal zone of the Indian sub-continent. These flowers bloosom from February to April. They are small and come in heavy lush bunches. They are bright orange-yellow in colour and turn red before wilting.

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State Tree : Ashvattha

The State Tree of Odisha is Ashvattha (Sacred fig). It is a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree. It is also known as the Bo-Tree Peepal, Peepul, or Pippal (in India and Nepal). Peepal tree is of great medicinal value. Its leaves serve as a wonderful laxative as well as tonic for the body. This tree is of fig variety and produces small round fruits of 1-1.5cm in diameter. It is a sacred tree in Hinduism and Buddhism. Gautam Buddha is beleived to attain Nirvana under this tree.

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