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Importance of saffron colour in the Hindu religion

Saffron colour represents fire & therefore , it burns out impurities. Fire burns away the darkness & brings out light. It symbolises knowledge by burning the ignorance within us .
That’s why intellectuals like , Rishi , Muni wore clothes of saffron colour.
Hindus in early Vedic period were fire worshippers , saffron colour would have become most sacred colour among Hindus in later period.
In early Vedic period, Aryans had two important Gods , namely Indra & Agni , & since Aryans gave utmost importance on yagna , they might have taken clue from the flames of fire which is akin to the saffron colour .
The rise of Buddhism in 6th century BC , might have influenced Vedic people to attach utmost importance to saffron colour.

According to Hindu traditions, saffron colour absorbs shocks, nasty experience & trauma. It is driving the desire for truth or moksha ( salvation) .
It liberates one by getting knowledge.
In India , saffron colour acted as protector of Hindu religion . Rajputs fought battles with the flags of saffron colour . Even Sikhs use saffron colour in the background of their flags atop Nishan saheb .
Marathas used saffron colour in their flags . Looking into the period when Hindus worshiped numerous gods & goddess , several sects like vaishnavites , Shaivas , shaktas , smartas , Ganeshas ; the philosophy of Shankaracharya was revolutionary .
. In thousands of discourses , he & his learned disciples clad in saffron robes with one staffer in their hands, established Hinduism at the highest level throughout the length & breadth of India .
On the other hand, .the sadhus of different Akhadas wielding tridents & other weapons fought against Christian & Muslim invaders to save Hindus from proselytisation.
If Hindus were saved from conversion into Christian or Islam , it was on account of lakhs of sadhus of those akhadas . Clad in saffron robes , those sadhus or saints with tridents in their hands resisted every inch even at the cost of their lives to protect Hinduism .
Because of their self less sacrifice for preservation & protection to Hinduism, saffron colour became synonymous with renunciation & sacrifice . A Hindu saint clad in saffron robe does not think about himself but for the good of society .
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