The flag of Nepal initially had human faces which were removed when the flag was altered and adopted in December 16, 1962.It does not take the shape of a rectangle or a square but instead two pennants taken after the rival countries flag, the Rana dynasty.
Such triangular flags otherwise known as Dhoja, plays an important role in Eastern culture are usually seen in temples symbolizing faith and signifies the culture of the Vedic and the Aryans. The colour of the flag is red in colour which represents the national flower of Nepal, rhododendron. The flag comprises of two triangles one stacked upon other giving a joined effect on one side and is fully bordered by blue colour.The upper triangle has a white crescent moon which partially encloses sun with eight small triangles or rays. The lower triangle has white sun which in turn has 12 triangles altogether. The flag has sun and moon signifying that the country will last till the existence of the sun and the moon.
According to astrology red is active, daring, passionate, and optimistic. It enhances alertness and encourages activity. Red is held to be the most intense colour, the furthest from both black and white, and it is noteworthy that those languages which only have words for three basic colours always select black, white, and red. The red colour according to astrology signifies passion, warmth, vigor, strength and vitality which are also the nature of the Nepalese. Red being related to fire and blood it is considered to be symbol of heat. It is even believed that red is the first color used by human beings. Blue is idealistic, rational, honest, and tranquil. The dark blue colour is also considered more sociable. The colour blue and its importance was derived from the skin colour of Lord Krishna, who is revered as the divine flute player. The special energy of the second Moon was considered 'blue' or divine by Indian religious scholars and priests. Blue symbolizes knowledge, wisdom, honesty, tranquility, and peace. Blue is a symbol of cold for it is related to sky and deep sea. The white colour is precise, critical, and sincere and in the Nepal flag it is used as the symbol of purity.
The sun is taken as the head of the planets and a symbol of the soul. Similarly, the moon is taken as the head of the asteroids and a symbol of the heart. The flag is formed by two triangles, one stacked upon and slightly overlapping the other, as if joined together on one side. The surface is dark red and the edge is blue. In the top triangle is a crescent moon; the sun is in the lower triangle. The sun and moon both are white. Above the crescent moon in the top triangle are eight small triangles in what looks like a smaller version of the sun partially eclipsed by the moon. The sun in the lower part has 12 triangles altogether. The sun is the heavenly symbol of fire.
It is even the symbol of life because it provides the heat necessary for living beings. It soaks up the water and gives it back in the form of rain, making food production possible on earth. It stands for the primary karmic shaping that is to be undergone in this lifetime. We respond at the deepest level through the filter of our Sun Sign, which is a mark of the soul's developmental needs in this incarnation. According to the Hindu religion, Sun is one of the Dev or Gods among five Gods or the Panchadev .The history of the worship of the sun is connected with ancient Vedic rituals. Even the 12 signs of the zodiac and the 12 months are related to the movement of the sun.
The Moon is large enough for its gravity to affect the Earth, stabilizing its orbit and producing the regular ebb and flow of the tides. The Moon is familiar to us for its different phases, waxing and waning in appearance in an unchanging cycle. It is also associated with the mother, maternal instincts or the urge to nurture, the home, the need for security, and the past, especially early experiences and childhood. The moon has been used as the symbol of Elixir and is believed to give eternal life. Every religious ritual is done according to the waxing and waning of the moon. The moon even reflects the peaceful and friendly attitude of the Nepali people.
According to numerologists, each number possesses a certain power that exists in the occult connection between the relations of things and the principles in nature which they express. The triangles 2 in count also indicate that the nature of the Nepalese is passionate, perceptive, peacemakers, diplomatic, always seeking harmony, and truthful, tough fighters when provoked. The eight numbers of triangles signifies the balance between the material and the spiritual world. Twelve is the number of what is completed, which forms a whole, a perfect and harmonious unit. Symbolize the command and the good, and governs the space and the time, that is to say the operation of the Cosmos, from where its designation of cosmic number.