Every nation has its national symbol, which gives the identity of the nation to the world. Such symbol is considered to be the national emblems of the nation. Different things give the identity of the nation, like national animals, national birds, colors, and many more. In the same way, the Nepal flag also provides the nation’s identity to the whole world. Nepal has its national flag with its own design and symbols.
Nepal, the smallest country in the world, is different than any other nation in the world compared to the religion followed here. In the same way, the presence of the highest peak, Mount Everest, has also made the nation unique and has provided a different identity to our nation. People worldwide recognized our country as the country of Himalayan or the country of Gautam Buddha, who started the religion known as Buddhism. Well, in the uniqueness of the country, there is one more thing, which is a national flag.
Here, we will discuss why the Nepalese flag is unique and different from any other nation’s flag. Among many things that make Nepal unique, the National flag is one of the listings. It is the only flag in the world that doesn’t have a quadrilateral shape; instead, it is composed of two triangles. It is a combination of two triangles, also known as pennants. It is the most unique flag in the world, not only in terms of its appearance but also for its significance and meaning.
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Nepal Flag and its unique features
- Color combination
- Significance of the flag
All the other country’s flags are seen as rectangular, whereas only our nation’s flag is different in triangular shape. Our nation’s flag is unique from any other nation’s in different ways.
Unique Shape of Nepal Flag
The flag of Nepal is the only flag that is non-quadrilateral in shape all over the world. The national flag of Nepal is made of two different pennants, which provide information on the Himalayan Mountain and two major religions that Nepal follows: Hinduism and Buddhism.
The unique color of the Nepal Flag (Crimson and blue)
Not just its shape but the color combination is also something that sets the flag apart. The Nepali flag has three colors. The border is blue, the central filling is crimson red, and the sun and moon are white. The crimson color is also the national color of Nepal. The blue color symbolizes peace. Its crimson red is the country’s National color, while the blue border is the color of peace.
The color of the Nepalese flag is crimson, and the border is blue. The crimson color seen in the flag is our national flag and is also the color of the Rhodondern, the national flower of Nepal. Well, not only this crimson color also indicates the bravery of the Nepali army or, say, Bir Gorkhali and also the overall Nepalese people.
In the same way, the blue color on the border of the flag symbolizes the peace and prosperity seen in Nepalese people since the time of Gautam Buddha, who was also the founder of Buddhism. He was a person who believed in peace and prosperity. The nation adopted this blue color as the symbol of peace, not only for peace but also because this blue color symbolizes that Nepal is rich in a large number of natural resources and water in the world. Thus, Nepal is considered the second richest country in water resources all over the world and is only the richest country in water resources in Asia.
Unique symbols of the Nepal Flag (sun and moon)
The Nepal flag has two symbols used in its flag. They are the sun and the moon. They both have unique representations in the flag of Nepal with a unique meaning.
The symbol of the Sun on the Nepal flag represents bravery.
There are different symbols, like the sun and moon, seen on two different pennants of the flag, which have their meaning. The presence of the sun in the flag represents the fierce and bold character of the Nepali people who never bow their heads in front of their enemies. As the Nepali Gorkhali are very brave, Nepal was never colonized by any other country. Similarly, the sun represented in the flag’s lower pennant symbolizes that Nepal’s nation will remain an independent nation in this world until the sun rises in the sky.
The symbol of the Moon in the Nepal flag represents peace.
In the same way, the moon symbolizes the peace and calm nature of the Nepalese people. As the moon is considered cool and calm, the weather in the Himalayas is also the same. The moon represents the shades and the cool weather of the hills and the Himalayan region of Nepal. Similar to the sun, the moon found in the upper pennant of the flag also represents that Nepal will remain in this world until the moon rises in the sky and will never vanish from the globe of the world.
Due to the above-mentioned reason, Nepal’s flag is unique worldwide. The Hindu religion inspires the shape of the flag as we can see the flag of a single triangular shape in the temple from the concept of the flag was taken and the two pennant flag is designed. Not only this but if we see the flag geometrically, its measurements are accurate, as mentioned in the constituent of Nepal, which is unique. No other country in the world has mentioned the measurement of the flag in the constituent and the color.
History of the Nepali flag
The Nepali flag was previously introduced back in the Rana Regime. The two pennants represented the two branches of the Rana Regime. The moon previously represented the Royal families who ruled the country for years and were kings at that time. The sun represented the sharp Ranas, who were prime ministers but were very powerful at that time. Though the flag initially represented rivalry, the triangles were joined to show harmony. The then-king Prithivi Narayan Shah joined the triangles after the unification of Nepal. The flag was adopted as the National flag in December 1962 after establishing a new constitutional Government. The design is still the same old design with the sun and the moon.
Significance of the flag
Since the flag was adopted after the unification of all the small states by King Prithivi Narayan Shah, it marks a glorious event. The colors, the shape, the sun, and the moon all of them carry a special meaning.
The crimson-red color indicates the bravery of the Nepali people that they have been showing for ages. The blue border color represents peace and harmony among Nepali people. It is believed that the triangular shape represents the Himalayas. But there is more interpretation to this as well. The triangular shape represents the traditional architecture of Nepal, the pagoda style.
The sun and moon themselves carry a special meaning. The presence of the sun and moon indicates the existence of Nepal till the heavenly bodies remain in the sky. The moon represents the calm and soft nature of Nepali people. The sun represents the fierceness of the sane, innocent Nepali People. Nepali people are calm and polite but can be equally fierce when needed.
Furthermore, the moon also represents the cold weather in the Himalayas. The sun represents the heat in the Terai region. It beautifully explains the diversity in Nepal. The Nepali flag simply represents Nepal in every possible way. It is something Nepali should be proud of. The Nepali flag is a small representation of the country itself, and we couldn’t be more proud of our National flag.