The Indian flag symbolizes the freedom of India from British colonial rule. The modern flag of India, also known as the "tricolor," was adopted on July 22, 1947.
The present form of India's national flag, as of 2014, was designed by Pingali Venkayyaand. It comprises three equidistant horizontal colored bands, including deep saffron or "kesari" at the top, dark green at the bottom and white in the middle, which contains a navy blue wheel. The saffron panel represents the fortitude and bravery of the Indian people while the green band indicates fertility, progress and prosperity. The white color connotes truth and peace with the "Dharma Chakra" or the "wheel of the law," which is represented as a blue wheel on the flag.Learn More
The Wheel of Law, or Ashoka Chakra, is a Buddhist symbol whose 24 spokes represent the 12 links of dependent origination and the 12 reversals of the causal links. These links illustrate that no phenomena or beings exist independently, but everything is interconnected.Full Answer >
The Hindi word for "princess" is "raajkumaari," which is written "राजकुमारी." Many different titles were used for royalty during the history of India, depending on the culture, religion and language of the area. Female Indian rulers were often titled "Maharani" or "Begum."Full Answer >
Several regions in India receive regular snow every year. As large swaths of the country are mountainous at high altitudes, India hosts a vibrant array of winter-weather destinations, according to Visit India.Full Answer >
In India, seasonal winds that bring in moisture from the sea are referred to as the monsoon. Monsoon season begins in June and ends in September, according to PBS Online.Full Answer >