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Uttarakhand is a state located in the northern part of India. It was carved out of Himalayan and adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000, becoming the 27th state of the Republic of India with the name of Uttaranchal. On 1 January 2007 the name was changed in Uttarrakhand .

Uttarakhand borders Tibet to the north, Nepal to the east, and the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in the west and south respectively. The region is traditionally referred to as Uttarakhand in Hindu scriptures and old literature, a term which derives from the Sanskrit for Northern Country or Section.

The state comprises the former Princely State of Tehri.


The emblem of Uttarakhand shows a mountainridge with a valley in base. In chief is the emblem of India. Below is the title of the country which was changed accordingly when the state was renamed Uttarakhand.


Uttaranchal and Uttarakhand Police



The emblem of the Uttaranchal Police shows the emblem of Uttarakhand in color and in a slightly modified version. The arms show the same emblem in golden lining, placed on a shield per fess of red, light blue and dark blue. These are the colours of the Indian Armed Forces.





GURHWAL OR TEHRI WAS A PART OF THE NORTH-WESTERN PROVINCES AND Awadh. In 1936 Tehri was incorporated in Punjab States Agency and after Indepence in Uttar Pradesh. Today it is a part of Uttarakhand

The Raja was granted a coat of arms for the Durbar at Delhi in 1877:



Raja of ....


Arms: Vert, a nandi (fakir’s trumpet) in bend within a bordure engrailed Argent.

Crest: On a helmet tot the dexter lambrequined Vert and Argent, a falcon rising Vert.

Supporters: Falcons rising Vert.

Motto: Paron taléméra panah.

(T. 86)


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