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Andhra University Emblem
The light rays holding the benedictory Swastika bring into focus our great motto, extracted from the Upanishads, "Thejasvinavadhitamastu", which means, "May the Divine Light illumine our studies"., Underneath this complex symbolism of knowledge is the Crescent Moon, esteemed in all religions; the Crescent is Kala a digit of the Moon, and Kala also means Art or Applied Science, or light and charm. Since the University bears the name of Andhra Viswa Kala Parishad, a corporation for the development of all the Arts in Andhra , the crescent above the name bespeaks the light and charm and beauty of Andhra.
The two serpents or Nagas represent the seekers and custodians of wisdom, who imbibe it from the lotus petals. Tradition also traces back the Andhras to the ancient Nagas, who wer worshippers of the cobra and had it as their heraldic symbol.
Dr. Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy, the founder Vice-Chancellor of this University chose this Emblem designed by Shri Koutha Ramamohana Sastry, which enshrines with a lofty Upanishad ideal: