I is for India’s north arrow portrays the national emblem of India, four lions (3 visible) back to back symbolizing power, courage, confidence, and pride. The top right corner also has Truth Alone Triumphs, the national motto, a mantra from the ancient Indian scripture Mundaka Upanishad. Nestled into the map is The Taj Mahal (meaning Crown of the Palaces). Commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife. Along the bottom is a trio of elephants marching snugly with each other. The Asian elephant has been listed as Endangered since 1986. In less than 100 years the Asian elephant population has decreased by 50%
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