Colours possess their characteristic language. They have their own meaning in Indian culture. India speaks special colour language which requires no words, but speaks a bunches. Here is the list of colours that have particular sense of emotion and feelings in India.
- White colour: a sign of separation from social activities
In Indian culture, white colour symbolizes departure from social involvement. This is the reason why widows in India wear white dress. It marks their segregation from routine social activities and celebrations. White colour is also preferred in funeral to express grief.
- Red colour: full of excitement and energy.
Red colour has opposite sense of emotions attached with it as compared to white. This vibrant colour is full of life and celebrations. Red colour is dominant in weddings and festivals. This colour is expression of new life and purity. That’s why brides are mostly dressed up in this colour. It also expresses violence and aggression. It is associated with goddess Durga.
- Orange colour: Symbol of piety.
Orange colour has deep religious meaning. It is the most dominant colour of this colourful land. This is the most sacred and auspicious colour of all. This colour is representation of fire, which ultimately shows removal of darkness and evil from life and arrival of purity. Due to its influential meaning it is given preference by Pundits, saints and ascetics. It is also a prominent part of national flag of India where it is sign of selflessness and sacrifice.
- Black colour: Evil energy
Black colour is associated with evils. It is considered a gesture of bad luck to wear black colour on weddings and festivals. According to Indians, it will impart destruction and bad luck. On the other hand it is also considered as a shield against evil-power. This is the reason why new born babies are provided with black dot on their body to protect them against evil eye and jealousy.
Likewise green colour is sign of fertility and blue colour is associated with Lord Krishna. However these meanings may vary region to region and community to community.