Reason Indian Flag Called Tricolor Although It Has 4 Colors. A national flag is a prime identity as well as the most prideful thing for any nation. We all love and deeply respect our national flag and the accurate word for our national flag is ‘Tiranga’. Although it is called tricolor because it is composed of three colors namely, saffron, white and green, but if you have observed it minutely there is one more color I.e navy blue and it reflects through the Ashok chakra that lies in the center of the flag. Have you ever wondered why our national flag is called tricolor even after it encompasses 4 colors?
In this article, we are going to explain you the reason for this mystery but before that, we need to understand the significance of three colors in the Tiranga first –
This color represents the courage and sacrifice. It also denotes renunciation i.e something which played a crucial role in achieving the freedom.
This color is in the center of the flag and indicated truth, peace, and light
At the bottom of the flag, this color denotes growth, prosperity and conveys an important message that we should stay connected to our soil.
Now let’s talk about the fourth color of the national flag, Navy Blue. Ashok chakra is in the middle of the flag and represents a very deep meaning. It teaches us that all the religions should come together and move like a wheel in the forward direction. Ashok chakra is represented by the Navy blue color.
When we talk about the Ashok Chakra, we talk about the whole figure, not any particular unit (Color). If you have observed keenly, saffron, white, and green are three colors which are on the respective strips, they are not a whole identity. While the Ashok chakra is a complete circle which represents wholeness of the flag, that’s why we don’t consider it just another color.
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