Symbol of the ancient period :-
The seal has in the back ground,
the Himalayas with rivers flowing down from it along with a
scene of forest.
Upanisadic spiritual Symbol
:- There is a big pipala tree
with dense foliage full of birds. At the top there are two
birds one with a fruit in its beak and the other is only
watching the first bird. Thus, the two birds represent
Jivatma and the parmatma respectively, as it is given in the
Upanisad with a very vividh description.
Eveness representing Seventh and
Eighth Centuries :- Below there are many birds chatting among themselves the
philosophical problem of "Swatah
Pramanam Partah pramanam",
meaning whether right knowledge is self-valid and it
requires another proof to prove its validity. This is a very
old topic of Mimansa and also of other school of
Indian Philosophy. It has been mentioned in our recognised
texts, that when Shankaracharya enquired from Kumaril Bhatta,
the great Mimansa scholar, and other about the home of
Mandana Mishra, another great scholar of Mimansa,
he was told in reply that the home of Mandana Mishra was is
that place where birds were discussing the problem of the
self-validity or otherwise of the means of right cognition.
This represent the period of 7th and the 8th century.
Explanation of the Vedic
inscription and its implications
:- Below there is a palmleaf with
an inscription from the Yajurveda which means O vrihaspate.
(God of learnings), O Savitah, (God of creation and
protection of the vedas) , convey the Truth to him . This
line may he interpreted in so many ways implying all the
aspects of learning.
The below there is a
lute. Below that there is a fully blossomed lotus. This
Whole indicates that the Goddess of learning Saraswati is
sitting, though invisible, on that lotus with a lute in her
lap teaching and addressing the God of learning and the Sun
to teach the truth to all those who are present in this
Symbol of water and fish :- Below the lotus, there is water representing the Indian
Ocean in the South where the lotus flower is floating with
the goddess of learning sitting of it. This suggests an idea
that this is a University where students and Scholars of
India from the Himalayas down to the cape camorin, Indian
Ocean, come to study. The Ocean further Indicates that the
learning of this University is being carried out even far
beyond this country through the watery waves.
The fish indicate the
existence of water and at the same time living fish are
considered in India to indicate auspicious start.
This also indicates
that Just as during the reign of the seventh Manu in the
prehistoric days when the entire earth including vedic
learning had become corrupt and was swept away by a flood,
God appeared in the form of a Fish and saved all and revived
the vedic learning So this University also will save the
entire world of sanskrit learning, which has become so
deteriorated and deplorable and will bring the revival of
Thus, this seal of the
University which has been approved by the chacellor contains
symbols representing various periods of Indian culture and
combines within itself a synthesis of learning amongst the
scholars between the Himalayas in the north and the Indian
Ocean in the south.
This is in brief the
ideas indicated in the seal which may be interpreted in
other ways also.