THE MONOGRAM OF THE UNIVERSITY
The pinnacle of the famous Rajivlochan temple at Rajim in Raipur district (C.G.) is there in the middle of the monogram of Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University. It symbolizes the glorious cultural heritage of the ancient South Koshal now known as Chhattisgarh.
The rising sun is the symbol of Prajapati knowledge and material knowledge in the Vedantic thought. It stands for the supreme knowledge.
On both sides of the pinnacle wavy lines are drawn that indicate the Ganga of Chhattisgarh, the great river Mahanadi symbolized as the ancient name of the river Chitrotpala.
On the lower part of the crest the saplings of wheat and paddy spread on the left and right sides of the crest in a semicircular way prove the economic source of Chhattisgarh's inhabitants. They reveal the rural nature of the local culture.
All these symbols are surrounded by a big sphere that signifies the earth.The name of the University is written in this circle both in Nagari and Roman scripts, which moving from the left to right encircles the central circle.
The big circle like the ears of a fan is based on a hemispherical pedestal. Its shape suggests the symbolic expression of the swan, which is used in Indian thought as the knowledge. The motto of the university inscribed in Nagari script is selected from the Agni Sukta of the Rigveda “Agne Nai Supatha Rae” which means that “O Fire ! take us to prosperity through good path”.