State seal of Burma (1948-1974)



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English: State seal of Burma (1948–1974), showing a chinthe at the top (replaced in later versions by a star), two chinthes facing away from each other as supporters, and a map of Burma in a circle surrounded by Verse 194 of the Buddhavagga in the Dhammapada in Pali:
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(samagganam tapo sukho), which translates as "happiness through harmony" or "well-being through unity". The banner contains the Burmese text
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, which translates as "Union of Burma".
Source Government document stamp.
Author Government of Burma.
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