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This country has 4 colors in their national flag which are Deep Saffron (#FF9933), White (#FFFFFF), India Green (#138808) and Navy Blue (#000080).
This color combination was created by user Lydia. The Hex, RGB and CMYK codes are in the table below.
Note: English language names are approximate equivalents of the hexadecimal color codes.
The Flag of India, known as the Tiranga, has three main colors – saffron (orange), white and green – in equal-sized horizontal stripes. The Ashoka Chakra (24-spoke wheel), which is the national symbol of India, sits right in the middle of the flag in navy blue. The closest Pantone® equivalents of the colors in the Indian flag are 715 C (saffron), 356 C (green) and 2738 C (navy blue). The corresponding RGB and CMYK codes are in the table.
The colors in the Indian flag can be interpreted in various ways including they being representative of religious groups. However, the best explanation for the colors was propounded by the great Indian philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was also the first Vice President and the second President of the country. According to him, saffron (Bhagwa) means renunciation, white is for truth and purity and green represents nature and life. The Chakra (wheel) in the center stands for movement (because “There is stagnation in death”) and the law of dharma, the virtuous path. This, in our opinion, brings out the true Indian value system and culture.
The Indian flag is based on one designed by Pingali Venkayya, a freedom fighter. The original had the spinning wheel (the charkha, and also Mahatma Gandhi’s symbol of freedom) and this was replaced by the Ashoka Chakra. The present day flag was adopted on July 22, 1947, just before the country’s independence from the British.