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The coat of arms of Karnataka is the state emblem of Karnataka, India. The coat of arms is based on that of the Kingdom of Mysore and is carried on all official correspondences made by Government of Karnataka. The arms has a red shield charged with a white two-headed bird, Gandaberunda bordered in blue. The heraldry depicts the Lion Capital of Ashoka (also used as the emblem of the Government of India), on a blue circular abacus with a blue frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of a galloping horse on the left, a Dharmachakra in centre, a bull on the right, and the outlines of Dharmachakras on the extreme left and right as part of Sarnath's Ashoka Pillar. The shield is flanked on either side by red-maned, yellow lion-elephant Sharabha supporters (mythical creatures believed to be upholders of righteousness stronger than lions and elephants) standing on a green, leafy compartment. Below the compartment lies written in stylized Devanāgarī, the national motto of India, "सत्यमेव जयते" (Satyameva Jayate, Sanskrit for "Truth Alone Triumphs"). [1]

State emblem of Karnataka
Seal of Karnataka.svg
Armiger The Government of Karnataka
Crest The Sarnath Lion Capital
Escutcheon Gules, a Gandaberunda argent, a bordure azure
Supporters 2 lion-elephant Sharabha
Motto "सत्यमेव जयते" (Satyameva Jayate, Sanskrit for "Truth Alone Triumphs")

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-09-17.