As Indians, we have often seen many sadhus and saints wearing saffron colour robes. Some of you may associate this colour with Hinduism, but a deeper look into spirituality will reveal the real meaning behind this tradition. Even religions like Sikhism and Buddhism consider this colour supremely sacred.
Besides its religious context, today we will also give you a scientific logic as to why this colour is suited for sadhus or saints or monks. Check out..
But first a look at the religious significance…
The first verse of Rig veda says: Agnimile purohitam yajnasya devam ṛtvijam, hotaram ratna dhatamam
“I adore Agni, the god of fire, the priest of the sacrifice, the provider of treasure of knowledge.”
In Hinduism, fire or agni is considered pious and is connected to purity. Regardless of how good or bad a substance is, fire burns everything down to ashes. Similarly the belief is that whatever is consumed by agni, it reverses to a state of purity. Thus the colour saffron signifies fire in Hinduism. Agni also brings light, thus dispelling darkness.
Source: Bing News