The world’s only non-quadrilateral flag with the two pennon is the national flag of Nepal. The two triangle symbolizes himalayas and mountains, the crimson red is the national color that represents the bravery of Nepalese people, the bordering blue color symbolizes peace and harmony, and the celestial bodies represents permanence, the hope that Nepal will last as long as the sun and the moon. Until 1962, the sun and the crescent moon had human faces but were removed to modernize the flag.
The design of flag has been used for over 2000 years and has given the continuity. The interpretation of flag can be done whichever suits the best but the real reason is not clear yet. The shape of flag has more significance of Hindu culture. The triangular saffron or orange flag, Dhwaja, is a very important figure in Hindu civilization, which can be seen flown above temples, at festivals and in processions. It is a symbol of victory, and signals to all that “Sanatana Dharma shall prevail.” The shape of the Dhwaja consists of two triangles, the upper triangle being shorter than the lower one.
The triangles represent the rising flames of burning fire. The flames rise in the upward direction, only those rising from the bottom being the longest. These represent to rise above and become better always. The color is very sacred to the Hindus as it represents the sacrifice and denouncement. The sacrifice for nation, family, religion, humanity is a necessary virtue in a mans’ life. The sun is worshiped by men from the ancient times as it is believed to be the source of energy and without which life cannot exists.
Although, the modern day flag of Nepal is the modified version of Dhwaja which is still used by the Hindus for the religious purpose, it has been one of the major symbol to represent the country with the unique features. The flag of Nepal not only carries the history and legacy of a nation but of the entire civilization.