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யாழ்ப்பாண அரச குடும்பத்தின் அதிகாரப்பூர்வ இணையத்தளம்

The Official Website of the Royal Family of Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

යාපනය රාජකීය පෙළපතේ නිල වෙබ් අඩවිය

King Statue

The Royal Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms

The Royal Coat of Arms of the Arya Cakravartti, Kings of Jaffna, dates back to the 13th century. The Royal Coat of Arms was readopted in 2005. The family had chosen to retain keep it symbolic its connections with locality of its origin which was famous sacred site in the Southeastern coast (Cetu) of India.

Description

The important elements of the Coat of Arms are: The Royal Crown represents the Kingdom of Jaffna. The Crown of the Arya Cakravartti, Kings of Jaffna, was conical in shape, made of Gold and studded with priceless gems such as Rubies, Diamonds, Emeralds, Blue Sapphires, Yellow Sapphires and priceless Pearls.

The round Shield with a golden outline, shows several important symbols on a white background, the Bull (Nandi) couchant facing left and with its right foreleg raised. It has a hump and a large dewlap and black horns which are uncut. The Nandi with a Magenta outline is adorned with a golden chain around its neck with a golden bell attached to it. From ancient times the Nandi is considered a sacred animal and the Nandi represents strength, faith, purity and power. The Nandi is the official guard of Lord Shiva and his primary Vahana (Vehicle).

In the centre above the bull is a white Parasol fringed with gold silk tassels and pearls are attached to the end of the hanging tassels. The Parasol is a symbol of royal authority and power. The Single Conch Shell which spiral to the right are very rare and considered especially sacred. The Conch is an emblem of power, authority and sovereignty. The Crescent and the Sun symbolize of eternity.

The legend "செது" is written horizontally beneath the Nandi in Tamil characters. The emblem of “செது” is a reference to Cetukavalan (Guardian of Cetu or Rameswaram) and Gangainadan (belonging to the country of the Ganga). Adam’s Bridge also known as Rama’s Bridge or Rama Cetu starts as chain of limestone shoals from the Dhanuskodi tip of India’s Rameswaram Island and ends at Sri Lanka’s Mannar Island.

The round shield is surrounded by a garland of fragrant Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum also known as Ocimum sanctum or Holy basil) and it is a sacred plant in Hinduism. The worship of Tulasi plant is an ancient part of the Vedic tradition, dates back to thousands of years and continuing to the present day.

The Royal Coat of Arms was drawn by Ing. C. Q. C. M. Walschots, Heraldic Artist (1986-2015) of the Hoge Raad van Adel (The High Council of Nobility).

The Coat of Arms was created with the advice of the History Professors Dr. Sivasbramaniam Pathmanathan, B.A. (Hons), Ph.D. (Jaffna), and Dr. Samathilingam Sathiaseelan, B.A. (Hons), M.A. Ph.D. (Jaffna).

THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - 24 JUNE 2015

Coat of Arms Copyrights

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இராஜ அணிகலத்தின் பதிப்புரிமைகள் தொடர்பாக

இவ் இராஜ அணிகலமானது அரச குடும்பத்தின் தலைமையகத்திற்கும், அரச குடும்பத்தினருக்கும், அரச குடும்பத்து உறுப்பினருக்கும் சொந்தமானதாகும். இவ் இராஜ அணிகலம் மற்றும் அதன் சின்னங்களானது அரசவையாலும் அரச குடும்ப உறுப்பினர்களாலும் மாத்திரமே உபயோகிக்க முடியும். யாழ்ப்பாண அரச குடும்பத்தின் முன் அனுமதியின்றி இவ் இராஜ அணிகலத்தை மறுபதிப்பு செய்யவோ, பயன்படுத்தவோ மற்றும் வெளியிடவோ முடியாது. இவ் சின்னத்தை எவ்வித தவறான வகையிலும் துஷ்பிரயோகம் செய்தால் பதிப்புரிமையின் விதிமுறை மீறும் சட்டத்தின் கீழ் நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படும். இவ் இராஜ அணிகலமானது அரசவையின் அனுமதியுடன் மாத்திரமே பயன்படுத்தவோ, வெளியிடவோ முடியும்.

எவராகிலும் இவ் இராஜ அணிகலத்தினை அல்லது இராஜ சின்னங்களை வெளியிட அல்லது பயன்படுத்த அனுமதி கோருவதற்கு எங்களை தொடர்பு கொள்ளவும்.