Bharatvarsh is a colourful nation. Our land has always been rich with culture, traditions & literature. we are the land of celebration, land of culture. land of colours all the cultures have their own flavour but one thing is common in all of them The Saffron which is also called bhagwa rang. Every culture in our land has given significant place to saffron colour. It is one constant in the mix culture of our nation. It is the Identity of Bharat.
Saffron colour represents fire & therefore , it symbolize burning out impurities and achieving a divine piousness. Fire burns away the darkness & brings out light. It brings knowledge by burning the ignorance within us.
That’s why jñānīs like , Rishi , Muni wore clothes of saffron colour. Hindus in early Vedic period were Agni-Poojak, Later saffron color which also represents Agni go irreplaceable importance in our culture.
Historical value of the Saffron
In early Vedic period, Vedic poeple mainly did poojan of two devtas, Indra & Agni , & since vedic people gave utmost importance on yajña , they might be inspired by the flames of fire which is close to the saffron color.
Buddhism has also gave an important place to saffron colour in their culture. According to Hindu traditions, saffron colour absorbs shocks, nasty experience & trauma. It is drives person towards truth and moksha & gives freedom from desires and make person free.
It also symbolize the liberation and gaining knowledge. In India , saffron color has been savior of Hindu Dharma and Culture. Rajputs fought battles with the flags of saffron colour. Sikhs use saffron colour in the background of their flags atop Nishan saheb too. Marathas used saffron colour in their flags.
In the times when Hindus were following deities according to their faith. Hindus were divided into many sects such as Vaishnavas, Shaivas, Shaktas, Smartas, Ganeshas the philosophy of Shankracharya was revolutionary.
Shankracharya & thousands of his disciples wearing saffron clothes, established Hinduism at the highest level throughout the length & breadth of India .On the other hand, .the sadhus of different Akhadas wore Saffron clothes too.
many brave people fought against Christian & Muslim invaders to save Hindus from converting . If Hindus are safe from the conversion of Islam and Christianity it is because of lakhs of sadhus of those akhadas who fought without caring about their lives. Many lives were sacrificed just to save Hindus from converting. They fought this battle while wearing Young.
their hands resisted every inch even at the cost of their lives to protect Hinduism .Because of their self less sacrifice for preservation & protection to Hinduism, saffron colour became synonymous with renunciation & sacrifice .
A Hindu saint wearing saffron cloths does not think about himself but for the betterment of society .
The colour saffron which represents Sacrifice, enlightenment & Bravery is an integral part of Indian Culture. It is the colour of the tales of our great warriors. Saffron is the colour of energy which flows in every Indian’s blood. It is the colour of Dusk and Dawn. It is the colour of Bharat. So many people have sacrificed their lives protecting saffron.