Emblem of Sikkim
|Emblem of Sikkim|
|Armiger||The Government of Sikkim|
|Blazon||Khorlo prayer wheel|
|Motto||Kham-sum-wangdu (The conqueror of the three worlds)|
|Use||Official representation of the State of Sikkim|
The Emblem of Sikkim, also called Kham-sum-wangdu (Sikkimese: ༄༅།ཁམས་གསུམ་དབང་འདུས།), is used by the Government of Sikkim as its symbol. It was designed in 1877 by Robert Taylor in European style and previously the coat of arms during the latter period of the Sikkimese monarchy.
The central shield, supported by European dragons, consists of a Buddhist khorlo prayer wheel with the gankyil as the central element. Above is a helmet more in line with European armorial bearings, and atop that is the right-turning conch, a Buddhist pictogram representing the pervasive sound of the Buddhadharma which awakens disciples and urges them to accomplish their own welfare and the welfare of others.
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