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A flag is not a mere symbol of a nation but it is the 2016-10-06 touchstone of the ethos of the people Cheap NFL Jerseys living in that nation. It is the symbol of a nation’s freedom, sovereignty, honour and pride. A nation and its people are bound by several bonds besides the common bond of being subject to the same Government. The flag is the unbroken continuous thread that runs through our heritage and culture. It is a significant way of expressing devotion towards the nation. It also indicates the values and way of life. is it not true, that any nation would sacrifice its all, to save the honour of its national flag ?

Our emotions and ideas about our saffron coloured flag are precisely expressed in the above shloka. The saffron colour of our flag was not an accidental choice but a deliberate decision, to remind people of the beautiful and the tender orange rays of the rising sun, dispelling darkness of the night; of the blood shed by valiant martyrs laying down their lives to save the honour and glory of their beloved motherland. The flames of fire represent the surging emotions of the sacrificing tendencies of the great sons of this land and also the ever upward trend of progress of this culture which cannot be curbed by any outward compulsion. That is why everybody aspired Fake Oakleys that this flag should fly with glory.

The concept of flag was put into practice to distinguish one tribe from another. In the evolutionary process, the Federal States system came into existence. The symbol of the most powerful tribe was accepted as the national flag.

The word Dhwaja originates from the Sanskrit root Dhwaja to go, to fly high. It is a dynamic source of inspiration to the nation which leaves no stone unturned to guard its honour and glory. The honour and credit of introducing to the world the concept of flag goes to Bharat only.

Long long back, our great sages intuitively solved many baffling riddles of the universe. Their profound philosophical thought astounds the world today also. They in their contemplative mood (Dhyana) visualised the cosmic dawn with its saffron colour. Millions of rays of the rising sun destroy darkness simultaneously. The knowledge also enlightens mankind for a noble cause. Knowledge is automatically followed by glory. Sacrifice is one of the noblest thought which is represented by the flames of the fire. Fire burns and makes the lives of others prosperous, it is a symbol of dedication, purity, and an ever upward trend. These three qualities are essential to maintain the social equilibrium. It is revealed from history that wherever this flag was honoured, selfishness vanished and divine qualities were promoted. The values of life which our Dhwaja denotes are to be cherished not only by Bharat but are beneficial to the whole mankind.

A reference to this Dhwaja occurs in Vedic literature, a number of times.
1.         Arun Ketu                      Atharva                         11-10-2
2.         Arunah Ketavah             Atharva                         11-10-7
3.         Arun Ketu                      Rigveda                        1-124-11
4.         Arush Ketu                    Rigveda                        8-49-2
5.         Rushan Ketu                 Rigveda                        10-1-5
6.         Agni Ketu                      Rigveda                        1-50-3
7.         Rajso Bhanu Ketu          Rigveda                        1-92-3
8.         Rajasah Ketu                 Rigveda                        1-124-5
9.         Suoyah Ketu                 Atharva                         5-21-12
10.        Parijat Dhwaja               Atharva                         5-21-12
11.        Harih Ketu                     Rigveda                        2-11-6

 

It would not be out of context to mention here that in Rigveda we even find an elaborate description of making of a flag of saffron shade. It is stated that the Powder of the dry stems of Parijata flowers (Nyetanthus arbitritis) should be mixed and boiled. In that decoction, a piece of white silk cloth should be dipped, then we get the beautiful saffron flag with the fragrance of those flowers.

The flag was also significantly known as Agniketu. The culture of Bharat is known as Yagya Sanskriti. Rishis from various parts of the country used to come together on the occasion of Yagyas. They used to discuss the current problems and the situation of the country and find out practical solutions which geared the material and spiritual progress of our nation. Those who could not tolerate this, tried to obstruct these Yagyas, which were an effective life force. In the course of time, it became practically difficult to carry this Yagaya fire from place to place. Yagya Sanskriti was then symbolised in the Bhgawaddhwaja. We are inspired to dedicate our individual self at its altar with a definite commitment to safeguard the values (Purity, sacrifice, penance, excellence in our chosen task indomitable upward trend) it denotes.

A reference to this Dhwaja is found in our scriptural, Pauranic literature. Lord Vishnu carried this flag, mounted on Garuda. A reference to this flag runs as an unbroken thread upholding our heritage and culture. Officers commanding the army of Gods carried this flag in wars. Maharshi Valmiki has written in Ramayan that after his victory over Ravana, Shri Ram flew back to Ayodhya along with Seetadevi with the saffron colour flag on the Pushpak Viman.

Mahabharat contains an interesting story of hoisting this flag and its worship. King Uparichari (who acquired this name because of his extensive travel by air to supervise and administer his vast Kingdom) once helped Indra of Swargaloka to defeat his enemies. Pleased by his assistance, Lord Indra told him the worship of Brahma Dhwaja for his strength, well being and prosperity. He advised the King to hoist a saffron flag on the first day of the month, Chaitra, and offer prayer by chanting.

References from History

The imperial flag of the Kings in Puranas and history is described as saffron flag. Emperor Chandragupta Maury’s Kirti dhwaja was also of the same shade. Shalivahan and Vikramaditya defeated the Shakas and Huns respectively under the same flag. Great Hindu emperors who performed Ashwamedha Yaga were said to have planted the flag of this shade to demark their boundaries. The Emperor of Vijayanager had also the saffron flag as mentioned in Talikot historical records. Pictures of this battle drawn by Afatali depict King Ramdevarava seated on an elephant carrying the saffron coloured flag. Kings of Pal dynasty who ruled Bengal in 6th century B. C. had this Dhwaja as a token of blessings of Goddess Kali. Adi Shankarcharya reorganised Hindus under the same flag. Chhatrapati Shivaji also conducted all his activities for freedom under this flag. All Rajputs accepted and fought their prestige battles against Mughals under this flag. The same flag fluttered on Shanwarwada, the palace and office of the Hindu Empire. It makes quite clear that all the People cherished a feeling of respect about this saffron coloured flag.

When the British established their rule over Bharat in 1818 A. D. the Union Jack was hoisted all over the country. The heart of every Hindu, cherished love and regard for this saffron colour flag, though it was removed from the flag pole. This flag is still flying on the temples throughout the country and is carried by the thousands and lakhs of pilgrims of Pandharpur, preaching human values of life disregarding untouchability and all other outward differences.

Sister Nivedita, the illustrious disciple of Swami Vivekananda, the patriot Saint of Bharat, after her deep study and contemplation realised that only saffron colour flag should be the national flag of Hindusthan. In 1904, she wrote to her friend Miss Macleod At first I chose Red as the colour of the flag, but soon ray bans sale realised that Hindu mind received no inspiration from it. So I finally selected the flag of saffron colour and that had pale yellow Vajra at its centre.

Scriptures, history, social feelings, all indicate that people living in this country from Himalayan slopes in the north to the shores of Hindu Mahasagar in the South, from Sindhu Sagar in the west to the Ganga Sagar in the east, love and respect this and this flag only.

The pattern and style of the Dhwaja resembles to that of our beloved motherland. There are two triangles. The upper one is smaller denoting material wealth and enjoyment, the lower one is bigger and represents renunciation emphasizing that our life is based on Tyaga. The flag can flutter only if the flag pole is strong and steady. The flag of our glorious culture & nation can flutter only if the common will of its constituents is strong and also if they stand firmly united. That means we, who respect the Bhagawad Dhwaja, must stand united to promote the divine way of life, denoted by it, for the overall peace and prosperity of the mankind. The bunches of Silk thread fixed at the two edges of the triangles are the symbols of the sunrays and throwback nba jerseys the flames of fire. Samiti insists on use silk thread bunches for the Dhwaja.

We come across many persons who say that prior to the advent of the British there was no concept regarding nation or national flag in Bharat. This is obviously the cumulative effect of the brainwashing by the Britishers. In this respect, we totally forget our ancient national life and its flag. Such Cheap Jerseys apathetic people came forward to search a new national flag even though we had an age old flag. Under the influence of composite culture and composite nationalism we framed the constitution of free Bharat and her flag which was a combination at various pieces as against the traditional flag of one singleintegrated piece of cloth

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