Since every flag is created to portray some meaning let us see what the meaning of Indian flag is. The Indian flag, lovingly called Tiranga, is a horizontal rectangular flag. It is divided into three equal parts from top to bottom by three straight lines. The ratio of its width to its length is 2:3. It is a tricolor flag with the top section being saffron in color, the middle section being white and the lowermost section being green in color. What is the meaning of Indian flag is a question that comes to the minds of many people. This article attempts to give a clear definition of the significance of the color scheme as well as the chakra that is found in the middle of the Indian Tricolor.
Meaning of Indian Flag – Meaning of the colors
• The top panel of the Indian flag is saffron colored. Also called Kasariya, this color stands for renunciation, sacrifice, courage and disinterestedness.
• The middle panel of the Indian flag is white. The white color stands for peace, purity, and truth.
• The bottom most panel of the Indian tricolor is green that stands for prosperity, life, and vibrancy.
Meaning of Indian Flag – Meaning of Ashok Chakra
In the middle panel of the Indian tricolor lies the Ashok Chakra. It is located at the centre, and it consists of 24 spokes. Ashok Chakra or the wheel rep resents progress, perpetuity, and righteousness. The 24 spokes of this wheel represent 24 hours of the day. The Ashok Chakra in the flag has been taken from the Lion capital of Ashok. Ashok Chakra represents Dharma, and it is also known as the wheel of dharma. As such, this flag takes all religions into its fold and it represents all faiths of India. Ashok Chakra in the flag is blue in color to represent the color of the skies and the oceans.
Indian flag is traditionally made from Khadi, which is domestically spun cotton. This fabric is a symbol of freedom and nationalism.
Image of the Ashok Chakra By: Sanjitchohan1 (CC BY-SA 3.0)