Madhya Pradesh State Symbols

Madhya Pradesh State Symbols: The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh came into existence on 1 November 1956. Madhya Pradesh has various geographic regions which have no official administrative governmental status; some correspond to historic countries, states or provinces. Currently, the number of districts in the state is 53 and Nagda is proposed as a 54th district of Madhya Pradesh. These districts are grouped into ten administrative divisions. Districts are subdivided into tehsils, of which there are 428 in Madhya Pradesh.

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Madhya Pradesh State Symbols

State Animal: Swamp Deer

Swamp deer is the state animal of Madhya Pradesh. Swamp Deer, also known as Barasingha, is one of the most vulnerable species of deer of the Indian subcontinent as well as the world. Presently, one can find them only in the protected sanctuaries of India.

State Bird: Dudhraj

Dudhraj (Asian Paradise Flycatcher or Shah Bulbul) is the state bird of Madhya Pradesh. The paradise flycatchers inhabit a range of habitat types, from rainforest to montane forest, woodlands, savanna, riparian forest, deciduous forests and bamboo groves, some species will also move into gardens and cultivated habitat. Generally they prefer thick forests and well wooded habitats.

State Flower: White Lily

White Lily (Lilium Candidum) is the state flower of Madhya Pradesh. It emerges in late spring and bears very fragrant flowers in summer. The flowers are pure white and slightly yellow in their throats.

State Tree: Banyan

Banyan is the state tree of Madhya Pradesh. It is the National Tree of India. It is also called Indian or Bengal Fig. This tree is considered sacred in India and can be seen near a temple or religious center. It is a big tree and gives a lot of shades to traveller in very hot summer months. There is an old custom to offer worship to this tree.

State Game: Malkhamb

Malkhamb is the state game of Madhya Pradesh.It is a traditional sport in which a gymnast performs aerial yoga postures and wrestling grips in concert with a vertical stationary or hanging wooden pole, cane or rape. The word ‘Malkhamb’ also refers to the pole used in the sport. On 9th April, 2013 the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh declared Malkhamb as the state sport.

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