What is the State Tree, Flower, Animal, or Bird of Odisha?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The State Tree, Flower, Animal, and Bird of Odisha are the Sacred Fig, Ashoka, Sambar Deer, and Indian Roller, respectively. Odisha is the eighth-largest state by area and the eleventh-largest by population in India. Its neighbors include West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh.

State Tree, Flower, Animal or Bird of Odisha

Ashoka, the state flower of Odisha, is also known as Saraca asoca. The flowers of the Ashoka tree are bright orange in color, and they turn red. It belongs to the Detarioideae subfamily. The state animal of Odisha is Sambar Deer, whose scientific name is Cervus. It is also the largest of the Indian deers and possesses the greatest horns.

Indian Roller is the state bird of Odisha that feed on beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, ground insects, etc. The state tree of Odisha is the Sacred fig or Peepal, which is also the state tree of the state of Haryana. It has religious significance in three major religions, i.e. Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. What’s more, it is believed that Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under a similar tree from the same species.

Odisha (formerly Orissa), a state in eastern India on the Bay of Bengal, is known for its tribal cultures and numerous ancient Hindu temples. Bhubaneswar, the state capital, is home to hundreds of temples, including the intricately carved Mukteshvara.

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