Photo Essay

Purple peace

Purple star....

While loving purple color, the nature provided me enough scope to capture purple color through different flowers in my garden or elsewhere. It not only attracts me but also allows me to think about the wonderful creation of nature. When such purple flower touched with drops of rain or dew, it doubles my pleasure. Moreover, purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple speaks about royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Such color represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic besides love for nature. Purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.

World meaning of purple according to

In countries like Thailand, purple is worn by a widow mourning her husband's death. The purple in the U.S. military Purple Heart award represents courage. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States armed forces who have been wounded in action.

Amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often fashioned from it In Tibet. A man with the rank of Roman Emperor was referred to as "The Purple" — a name that came from the color of the robe he wore. In Japan, the color purple signifies wealth and position.Purple was the royal color of the Caesars.

In pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian form of egg dying, purple speaks of fasting, faith, patience, and trust. Purple denotes virtue and faith in Egypt. In Tudor Britain, violet was the color of mourning, as well as the color of religious fervor.Traditionally, in Iran, purple is a color of what is to come. A sun or moon that looks purple during an eclipse is an omen of bloodshed within the year.

With regard to religious or mythological association purple is representative of "pride" in Christianity. In Christianity, purple is associated with Advent and Lent. Catholic priests wear purple vestments before performing Reconciliation.

Finally, I would like to convey to all our JPG family and whole world since purple colour speaks about PEACE, lets wish we all remain happily with peace and get away from wars. Since, peace is an occurrence of harmony characterized by the lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all.

Thanks JPG for giving me opportunity to narrate my "heart talk" through showing purple color flowers.These words come out of the heart and I am sure they will enter the hearts of humanity.

With a closing note, I must say lets' live and allows others to live in this beautiful world.

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13 responses

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (30 Aug 2017):

    Congratulations, for the beautiful essay, that with the photos is well done. Bravo


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (30 Aug 2017):

    Beautiful story, Saroj!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Aug 2017):

    Excellent essay with beautiful images signifying the purple peace in the flowers of nature... I am anxiously waiting for our purple asters to bloom soon. ... you certainly have my vote!!!

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper said (30 Aug 2017):

    Well spoken Saroj!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (31 Aug 2017):

    A beautiful narrative and color story..I love purple and especially amythest...thank you. VOTED!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (31 Aug 2017):

    Saroj, I have known you many years, and I can say that I have never known a more sincere man.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (3 Sep 2017):

    Beautiful story and photos!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (4 Sep 2017):

    A real heartfelt essay. Great job on both story and selection of stunning flowers

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (4 Sep 2017):

    Back to vote on your excellent photo essay!

  • gloria randriakoto

    gloria randriakoto said (4 Sep 2017):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain said (5 Sep 2017):

    Thank you so much for your kind appreciations... It means a lot for me.Thanks!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain said (28 Jan 2018):

    Thanks all for your kind you all

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Sep 2018):

    I like what you said about purple color speaking for peace which we so need in the entire world! Wonderful photo essay and pictures!

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