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Daya Krishna Gupta

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Grant of Arms, Flag and a Badge, with differences to Abhay Gupta, Anjali Gupta, Shyla Jasmine Gupta, Ronik Krish Gupta and Jayden Jindal Gupta
October 15, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 458

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Blazon

Arms

Gules a figure of Ganesh sejant affronty proper holding before him a lotus flower Or charged with the Om symbol in Devanagari script Gules and in a dexter and a sinister hand each a rod of Aesculapius Or;

Crest

A purse Gules stringed, set with a Gupta dynasty coin and issuant from its neck wheat stalks Or;

Motto

GUPTA FLOREAT;

Motto

WE SERVE HE GUIDES • SATYAMEVA JAYATE;

Badge

On a pomme a lotus flower Or charged with the Om symbol in Devanagari script Gules, its petals alternating with heads of wheat Or, all within an annulus Gules edged, charged in base with two wheat heads their stems in saltire, and inscribed GUPTA FLOREAT in letters Or;

Flag

A guidon, the Arms in hoist the fly Vert charged with the Badge;

Diferenced Arms for Abhay Gupta, son of Daya Krishna Gupta

The Arms of Daya Krishna Gupta debruised of a three-point label Argent during his father’s lifetime; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Differenced Arms for Anjali Gupta, daughter of Daya Krishna Gupta

The Arms of Daya Krishna Gupta within a bordure Or;

Differenced Arms for Shyla Jasmine Gupta, granddaughter of Daya Krishna Gupta

The Arms of Daya Krishna Gupta with a five-point label Argent during her grandfather’s lifetime;

Differenced Arms for Ronik Krish Gupta, grandson of Daya Krishna Gupta

The Arms of Daya Krishna Gupta with the lotus flower Argent instead of Or;

Differenced Arms for Jayden Jindal Gupta, grandson of Daya Krishna Gupta

The Arms of Daya Krishna Gupta within a bordure Argent;


Symbolism

Arms

The figure represents Ganesh, the elephant-deity, as a symbol of Dr. Gupta’s faith. Red and gold are the colours of the Hindu religion for auspicious occasions and for knowledge and learning. The lotus flower and petals are symbols of the inner self unfolding from darkness to light. The Om symbol is commonly used to represent Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. The snake-entwined staves symbolize Dr. Gupta’s profession of medicine.

Crest

The wheat represents prosperity, and the purse generosity, symbolizing the philanthropy of the Gupta family. The gold coin alludes to the coins used by the Gupta Dynasty of ancient India, and thus to the philanthropy of Dr. Gupta and to the family’s heritage.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Let Gupta flourish”.

Motto

The latter part is a Sanskrit phrase meaning “Truth alone triumphs”.

Badge

The lotus flower appears here as a purse seen from above, with the inside bottom containing the word Om.

Flag

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Diferenced Arms for Abhay Gupta, son of Daya Krishna Gupta

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Anjali Gupta, daughter of Daya Krishna Gupta

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Shyla Jasmine Gupta, granddaughter of Daya Krishna Gupta

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Ronik Krish Gupta, grandson of Daya Krishna Gupta

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Jayden Jindal Gupta, grandson of Daya Krishna Gupta

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 3, 2015, in Volume 149, page 2335 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual