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Kotah - Indian Princely State

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[Kotah] image by Jarig Bakker

Source: Ziggiotto (1998).

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From Filcher (1984):

Princely States of Rajputana - Rajasthan, Rajasthan Residency, Present-day Rajasthan
17 Gun Salute
Area: 14, 828 sq. km
Acceded to the Union of India on April 7, 1949, Founded in 1631 as an off-shoot of Bundi

The State of Kotah has a swallow-tailed red fled with the "Garuda" in the center; two flags are used with differing dimensions.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 January 2002

The Kotah state flag has a Garuda - a mythical bird or vulture, half-man, half-bird, on which Vishnu (supreme God of the Hindus) rides. He is the king of birds, a great enemy of serpents. He is represented as having the head, wings, talons and beak of an eagle, and the body and limbs of a man.
Jarig Bakker, 20 January 2003