Yellow & Red

I am sure that everyone in Bangalore has seen this Yellow & Red flag or poles & other places painted by Yellow & Red, I guess many might have not know what exactly this is. This is a Kannada Flag.

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Initially this flag was created for a political party called “Kannada Paksha” by Ma.Ramamurthy in 1965, In later stage this party was not able to make success as the founder Ma.Ramamurthy was died along with his two sons near kanakapura in Bangalore district when they were digging a well in his farm.

Even though his party was not able to make success but the flag which he had adopted for his party later turned into Kannada Flag.

11 Comments so far

  1. Shruthi (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 5:20 pm

    Shadow, do you know the significance of the colours – yellow and red? If you do, could you please update the post with that too?


  2. Vinod (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 6:24 pm

    Most of the articles say it is unofficial…Karnataka State officially has no such flag….Significance,even i have no idea.


  3. Indian (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 7:31 pm

    No Indian state is allowed to have a seperate flag as per the constitution of India.

    ‘The Tricolour’ is the only flag of India and is common for all the states and people of all other states honor only this flag and united as Indian under this flag except some people of karnatak.

    It is a highly unconstitutional and unlawful practice by a section of the people of karnatak state to have an unofficial state flag. It is clearly a dishonour to the Indian Flag and constitution.

    People should realise this and stop falling prey to the cheap tactics of the state politicians, cinema persons by promoting these kind of seperate flags and seperatisim.

    All should be united only under the Indian Flag ‘The tricolor’ and promote peace and harmony with the people all over india.

    Karnatak cinema artists and politicians should also realise this and stop promoting this evil practise for their personal benefits.


  4. Indian (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

    No Indian state is allowed to have a seperate flag as per the constitution of India.

    ‘The Tricolour’ is the only flag of India and is common for all the states and people of all other states honor only this flag and united as Indian under this flag except some people of karnatak.

    It is a highly unconstitutional and unlawful practice by a section of the people of karnatak state to have an unofficial state flag. It is clearly a dishonour to the Indian Flag and constitution.

    People should realise this and stop falling prey to the cheap tactics of the state politicians, cinema persons by promoting these kind of seperate flags and seperatisim.

    All should be united only under the Indian Flag ‘The tricolor’ and promote peace and harmony with the people all over india.

    Karnatak cinema artists and politicians should also realise this and stop promoting this evil practise for their personal benefits.


  5. Arun (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 8:38 pm

    Hi INDIAN, I am not sure why you should really get on an emotional outburst.

    Anyway, just to clear up the mis-understanding, this is not the flag of Karnataka. Karnataka government does not have a flag, officially or unofficially. This is KANNADA flag, not Karnataka flag and is just meant to be a symbol. It has no regional significance. It is significant to Kannadigas in USA, Australia, North Pole or Mars as much as in Karnataka. Even the post does not say this is the flag of Karnataka.

    I think you are a little out of context with the words ‘dishonour to the Indian Flag and constitution’, ‘cheap tactics’, ‘evil practise’. Let’s be nice and explore things with ease, shall we?


  6. Arun (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 8:42 pm

    Shadow et al, me too wondering about the significance of the colors, if there is any..


  7. PSU (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 10:54 pm

    How nice to see this article. We in State College have a small get together every Nov 1(Saturday closes to the date) and eat Kannada foods like poori-saagu, nuchin-unde and gas-gase payasa. And we all perform something small. Since it is held in houses we all get brave enough to try something new like singing or reciting poetry. We try to decorate with the red and yellow theme :)


  8. PSU (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

    How nice to see this article. We in State College have a small get together every Nov 1(Saturday closes to the date) and eat Kannada foods like poori-saagu, nuchin-unde and gas-gase payasa. And we all perform something small. Since it is held in houses we all get brave enough to try something new like singing or reciting poetry. We try to decorate with the red and yellow theme :)


  9. SHADOW (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 10:55 am

    Yellow & Red represents Arishina & Kumkuma which is considered as a good\mangala sign,However there is no any written document for this as it was considered to be a political party flag initially.

    This flag is considered as unofficial by Govt, However it has considered very much official in the mind of people as this flag is accepted by every Kannadiga.No one has forced to use this Flag but this is used just by the love of people.

    Indian,
    This flag doesn’t represent the state but it represents people, It is nowhere unconstitutional of people using a flag to represent them. If you think so you may have to BAN the flags of Congress,BJP & many more.


  10. Kishor Cariappa (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 6:15 pm

    Me didn’t know about the Arasina-Kumkuma part. Cool info, Shadow. Thanks!


  11. Kavya (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 2:10 pm

    Hey.. that was an interesting piece of information about OUR state… Thanks a ton Shadow



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