The state government of Telangana has announced the official state icons: Telangana State official Animal, Telangana State official bird, Telangana State official Tree, Telangana State official Flower.
Chief minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar Rao had officially announced the new state icons of telangana
The official Icons Of Telangana State Are As Follows:
- Telangana State Bird: Pala Pitta (Indian Roller or Blue Jay)
- Telangana State Animal: Jinka (Deer)
- Telangana State Tree: Jammi Chettu (Prosopis Cineraria)
- Telangana State Flower: Tangedu Puvvu-Flower (Tanner’s Cassia)
All the 4 icons reflects the the culture and tradition of Telangana state where
- Tangedu Puvvu-Flowers : Tangedu Flowers are used during the ‘Batukamma’ festival by women folk, and is the best choice as the Telangana state flower.
- Palapitta : There is story that Lord Rama spotted the ‘Palapitta’ before capturing Lanka and defeated Ravana. so ‘Palapitta’ has been chosen as Telangana State Bird on the path of victory.
- Jammi Chettu : There is story that Pandavas had defeated Kauravas only after performing prayers to this tree-Jammi Chettu. Telangana people do prayers to Jammi Chettu on Dasara-Dussehra with full devotion, as a part of culture Jammi Chettu has been chosen as Telangana State Tree.
- Jinka : Deer is referred as a graceful animal and it can survive anywhere. It reflects the mindset of the people of Telangana as it is very sensitive and innocent, so Deer has been chosen as Telangana State Animal.