Coat of Arms of Ellora

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Coat of arms of Ellora
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International Arms of Ellora
Armiger Ellora
Adopted 1968

The coat of arms of Ellora was designed by a committee formed in 1968 to select symbols that would be representative of the island and its history and people.

Description Explanation
Quarterly I Vert a swan naiant Argent with three lotus flowers Argent Green represents brahmacharya or chastity. The swan represents purity and noble bearing. The three lotuses also represent purity and the Ratnatraya
Quarterly II Or quartered:
I: A Kalpavriksha comprised of cotton, poppies, indigo, saffron, and coffee Argent
II: A sailing ship Argent
III: An anchor and scales Argent
IV: A loom Argent
Yellow represents Achaurya or non-stealing. The four elements represent self-sufficiency and the major industries of Ellora: agriculture, shipping, trade, and textile manufacturing.
Quarterly III Azure an alms bowl Or with a cornucopia Or Blue represents Aparigraha or non-possession. The cornucopia represents endless abundance and the alms bowl represents charity and compassion. The coins and gems represent renunciation and the sugar cane represents the story of Rishabhanatha and how his fast was broken by the kind offering of sugarcane juice.
Quarterly IV Gules a book opened Or with a staff Or entwined by a serpent Argent langued Gules Red represents Satya or truthfulness. The book and Staff of Asclepius represent the pursuit of knowledge and truth and Ellora's prominent education and medical sectors.
Entre en point Argent quartered by a cross Or and defaced by a palm proper Or White represents Template:Ahimsa or non-violence along with the raised palm of Ellora's Tiperish arms. The cross represents Ellora's Christian minority and the arms of Tiperyn.
Crest Imperial Crown of Tiperyn proper upon a torse Argent, Gules, Or, Vert, and Azure defacing a twenty-four point sun in splendour Or The Imperial Crown of Tiperyn with a rising sun representing the majesty and benevolence of the Holy Tiperyn Realm and the spread of enlightened ideals
Supporters On the dexter a lion rampant guardant Or langued and armed Argent, supporting a flag of Tiperyn. On the sinister a bull argent rampant guardant armed crined and unguled Or and gorged with a collar Or, supporting a penant of Ellora. The bull represents the first Tirthankara Rishabhanatha as well as Ellora. The lion represents the last Tirthankara Mahavira and Tiperyn.
Compartment An island Vert rising from the sea Azure While literal, the rough waters of the sea also allude to Ellora as a neutral safe haven for all in an unpredictable world.
Motto Dexter:
પરસ્પરોપગ્રહો જીવાનામ્
Parasparopagraho Jivanam
"All souls render service to one another"
𐌷𐌰𐌻𐌳 𐌰𐌻𐌻𐌴, 𐍇𐌹𐍀𐍅𐌴 𐌰𐌻𐌻𐌴
Hâld Alle, Tsjinje Alle
"Love All, Serve All"
"Parasparopagraho Jīvānām is a Jain aphorism from the Tattvārtha Sūtra. It is translated as "Souls render service to one another". It is also translated as, "All life is bound together by mutual support and interdependence." These translations are virtually the same (by virtue, that is), because Jains believe that every living being, from a plant or a bacterium to human, has a soul and the concept forms the very basis of Jainism."

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