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Flag of the Maratha Empire

The Bhagwa Dhwaj (Hindi: भगवा ध्वज, Bhagwā Dhwaj) also called as "Kesariya Pataka" is a saffron color flag that has been used by a number of Indian political entities especially Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists in the history of India. At present it is used by Hindu-oriented political groups and can be seen in the form of flag in many Hindu temples. It is widely respected by Hindus and represents sacrifice and courage.

The flag historically served as the flag of the Marathas, "it is swallow-tailed and of a deep saffron color emblematic of the followers of Mahadeva."[1]

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  1. ^ Lord Egerton of Tatton (18 January 2013) [1880]. Indian and Oriental Arms and Armour. Courier Dover Publications. pp. 171–. ISBN 978-0-486-14713-0.