Have You Ever Wondered What The Images On Indian Currency Notes Signify?


Apart from happiness and emotions, there is nothing that money cannot buy! While dealing with your day-to-day situations, you come across various denominations of currency notes every single day. But have you ever taken out some time to check the designs imprinted on them?

Each single image on the Indian currency notes has its own meaning and a reason for it to be there. Well, the basic purpose of putting the images of the different monuments, animals, sites, temples and person etc. on the back of the notes is to show the country’s culture and biodiversity to the world. But there’s more to it that we’ll just find out.

One Rupee Note

One rupee note is printed by the Ministry of Finance not by the RBI. On the back of it, there’s the Oil Rig that signifies Industrial Development.

Two Rupee Note

Although the RBI has stopped printing of 2 rupee note due to higher cost of printing but the old notes still legal tender. It has the famous Aryabhatta Satellite which signifies progress in the field of Science & Technology.

Five Rupee Note

The front part of this note has the picture of Mahatma Gandhi, while on the reverse part there’s a picture of a farmer ploughing the field. The image of Farm Mechanization signifies progress in the field of Agriculture.

Ten Rupee Note

Notes ranging from 1 rupees to 10 rupees go quickly from one hand to another which is the reason they get rough quickly. To solve this problem the government decided to mint the coins of this value. Moreover, this note has the image of Fauna in India, which means it signifies the Biodiversity of the country.

Twenty Rupee Note

Well, this one has Palm Trees printed on it which shows the view from Mount Harriet Light house in Port Blair.

Fifty Rupee Note

As soon as Modi ji introduced new Fifty Rupee notes in the market, it got the logo of ‘Swachchh Bharat’ and Chariot of Hampi (Karnataka). Hampi is a world heritage site in India. The earlier note had the design of the Indian Parliament, which signified India as a country of Democracy.

Hundred Rupee Note

This note has the image of Mt. Kanchenjunga printed on it, the highest mountain in India.

Two Hundred Rupees Note

Notes of this denomination have been printed for the first time in India. The front of this note has image of Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka Emblem while the back side of the note has image of famous Sanchi Stupa.

The Five Hundred Rupee Note

The old 500 note had the image of Dandi March, which represented the Salt Satyagraha. But after the demonetization in 2016 these got replaced by the new notes which now have image of “Swachchh Bharat” and the “Red Fort” of Delhi.

Two Thousand Rupees Notes

Due to advanced security features the cost of printing of this note is around Rs 3.54. The back side of it has image of Mangalyaan; launched by the Indian Space Research Organization on November 5, 2013. This note shows the scientific prosperity of India.