Meaning of Nepali Flag | Shape, Color, & Symbols Explained

meaning of nepal's flag

In this article, we will talk about the history of the mighty flag of Nepal. Along with that we will also go through the things explained by Nepal’s flag. By the end, you will know what individual colors in Nepal’s flag explain.

Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia. It is unique in many features and stands with pride. It has been one of the countries of history with zero foreign invasions.

Nepal’s flag is also one of the unique things in the world. Unlike the flag of other countries, it is not-quadrilateral shaped. In the year 1962, the government officially recognized the flag.

Let’s see what different objects and colors in the Nepali flag means.

Colors

Red

One of the major colors in the Nepalese flag is Crimson. It is the denotation of the color of blood. Crimson symbolizes bravery.

Fabulous evergreen shrub with stunning flowers in an intense red ...
Rhododendron blooming

Crimson is also the color of the Rhododendron flower which is the national flower of Nepal. Also, it is the national color of Nepal.

Blue

Nepal’s flag has color, Blue as its border. This color represents peace and harmony. Most of the Nepalese arts and decorative works include this color.

Symbols

Sun

The symbols of the Nepali flag have gone through various interpretations throughout history. The sun represents that Nepalese people are fierce.

The symbol also resembles high temperatures in Nepal’s southern lowlands. Also, the celestial bodies in the flag of Nepal represent that Nepal will last as long as the sun and moon.

Moon

The moon in Nepal’s flag symbolizes the cool weather of the Himalayas. Also, it denotes the calm nature and purity found in the people of Nepal.

Shape

During ancient times, all of the states of the Indian sub-continent had a triangle flag. Mostly: Hindu states.

Nepal has maintained this dignity throughout history. Many of the neighboring states have adopted the rectangle flag but Nepal stuck to the Hindu tradition.

Why does Nepal have a non-quadrilateral flag? - Quora
Hinduism flag

There is also another denotation of the shape of the flag. This came into existence in modern times: that the two triangles in Nepal’s flag symbolize the Himalayas.

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