Elephant Gate in Mysore Palace has five entry points. The brass gate of ornate is the main doorway to the Mysore Palace. Elephant gate faces towards east which known as Ane Bagilu. All ceremonial processions began outside this Elephant gate amidst a kaleidoscope of colour and the swirling sounds of marching bands, regiments of soldiers, decorated elephants and camels, garlands of flowers, heraldic insignia royal flags and sacred umbrellas of the king riding in his Golden Howdah atop elephant would travel through this corridor and head on into town.
The coat of the royal family is skilfully interwoven into the delicate foliage on both the gates. The two lions with elephant heads flank a heraldic crest containing a double-headed eagle. The lion is symbolizing power and royalty, and the elephant strength.
The motto in Sanskrit Language reads "Satyamevoddharamyaham", means "I uphold only the truth" Ghadaberunda, the double headed eagle sits regally on top of both gates. This is the emblem of royal family of Mysore in Karnataka. The mounted heads of two elephants shot in local forests by the king in 1955.
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