The flag is red to symbolize labour, with three white vertical stripes in the hoist (which do not run the whole height of the flag). The stripes stand for the three divisions of the region namely; (Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh). On the right side of the flag is a white plough with the handle facing the stripes. The ratio of the flag to its width is 3:2.
Two horizontal strips of equal length and breadth with yellow strip on the top and red strip at the bottom.
The flag is not officially or unofficially the Karnataka Flag. It is actually the flag of a political party, Kannada Paksha, which was formed in 1965 by Mr Ma. Ramamurthy. Though the party did not last long, the flag stayed on, and is now in the sentiments of the people as the flag which represents Karnataka. Now people use this flag for the Kannada Rajyothsava and Kannada-oriented celebrations.
The yellow and red colours in the flag stand for arshina (turmeric) and kumkuma (vermilion), respectively. The yellow and red colours signify Peace and Courage respectively.
Three horizontal bands of equal width with the top being orange, the centre yellow, and the bottom green. It had eight half-opened lotus flowers on the top stripe, and a picture of the sun and a crescent moon on the bottom stripe. वन्दे मातरम् (Vande Mātaram) was inscribed in the centre in Devanagari.
Five red and four green horizontal stripes
On the upper left quadrant was the Union Jack, which signified the Dominion status that the movement sought to achieve. A crescent and a star, both in white, are set in top fly. Seven white stars are arranged as in the Saptarishi constellation (the constellation Ursa Major), which is sacred to Hindus.