||The Indian flag was designed as a symbol of
freedom. The flag is a horizontal tricolor in equal proportion of deep
saffron on the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom.
Therefore it is also called as "Tiranga" (or "Tricolor"). The ratio of the
width to the length of the flag is two is to three. In the centre of the
white band, there is a wheel in navy blue to indicate the Dharma Chakra,
the wheel of law in the Sarnath Lion Capital. Its diameter approximates
the width of the white band and it has 24 spokes.
Meaning behind the Colors of the Indian Flag
Saffron Color :The saffron stands for
courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation.
White Color :
The white stands, for purity and truth.
Color : The green stands, for faith and
The spoked Ashoka Chakra in
the center of the flag replaced the Gandhian spinning
wheel to add historical "depth" and separate the
national flag from that of the Indian National Congress.
This Dharma Chakra depicted the "wheel of the law" in
the Sarnath Lion Capital made by the 3rd-century BC
Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. The chakra intends to show that
there is life in movement and death in stagnation.
Birth of the Indian Flag
The design of the
National Flag of India was adopted by India's constituent assembly
on 22nd July, 1947. It's use and display are regulated by a code.
On 26th January 2002, the flag code was changed.
After 52 years, the citizens of India are free to fly the Indian
flag over their homes, offices and factories on any day. Now Indians
can proudly display the national flag any where and any time.
There are some rules and regulations upon how to fly the flag, based
on the 26 January 2002 legislation. To know the new Flag code of