The Royal Bengal Tiger (PantheratigrisL.), the National Animal, represents strength. The Banyan tree (Ficusbenghalensis) has been designated as India’s National tree and represents longevity. Lotus (Nelumbonucifera) is the National flower and represents spirituality and purity of heart. National fruit of India is Mango (Mangiferaindica) and it exemplifies rich natural resources of the country. The Indian National Calendar is based on the Saka Era with Chaitra as its first month and a normal year of 365 days. Hockey is India’s National Game and the country’s excellence in the field is legendary.