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Why a red bud rose is considered as the symbol of love?

Asked by DARE DEVIL, 03 Sep '08 10:26 pm
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The rose has always been valued for its beauty and has a long history of symbolism. The ancient Greeks and Romans identified the rose with their goddesses of love referred to as Aphrodite and Venus. In Rome a wild rose would be placed on the door of a room where secret or confidential matters were discussed. The phrase sub rosa, or "under the rose", means to keep a secret derived from this ancient Roman practice.
Early Christians identified the five petals of the rose with the five wounds of Christ. Despite this interpretation, their leaders were hesitant to adopt it because of its association with Roman excesses and pagan ritual. The red rose was eventually adopted as a symbol of the blood of the Christian martyrs. Roses also later came to be associated with the Virgin Mary.
Rose culture came into its own in Europe in the 1800s with the introduction of perpetual blooming roses from China. There are currently thousands of varieties of roses developed for bloom shape, size, fragrance ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 03 Sep '08 10:31 pm

 
  
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Early nature worship combined ritual with herbal preparations, built on millenia of lore passed down through generations of wise women.

One example is the use of the rose. Modern science has revealed that the rose hip (the sweet part at the center of a rose) has the highest concentration of iron of any plant (it is also an excellent source of vitamin C). A woman loses a lot of iron during her period, and a natural supplement of iron has obvious positive benefits. Additionally, there are a few dozen minor trace ingredients in rose hips, many of which help stabilize a woman's emotions and moods while on her period.

Obviously early practitioners of nature worship didn't know the scientific details, but they did know that eating rose hips (either fresh, or dried rose hips used to make rose hip tea) helped during menstruation. So, taking rose hips during menstruation became a fairly standard practice among women.

It is this practice that led to the association of roses ...more
Answered by Diva Divine, 04 Sep '08 10:08 am

 
  
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Red is the color of blood,passion and existance.Red rose is symbolic.
Answered by Anamika, 04 Sep '08 10:21 am

 
  
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History and Meaning of Red Roses

Primary Significance: Love and Romance

The Red Rose not only carries more meaning than many other color roses, it is also one of the most universal of all symbols. The long, storied history of the red rose has lent it a wealth of significance. Red roses have been represented in countless works of art, from classical paintings and poetry to modern day music and media. They have appeared throughout history and across many cultures as political and religious symbols. The mystique of the red rose has been a source of immeasurable inspiration for many throughout the ages. However, it is as the symbol for love that the red rose is most commonly recognized.

http://www.proflowers.com/flowerguide/rosemeanings/redrose-me anings.aspx

The Rose - Symbol of Passion, LOVE and ROMANCE

Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty and have long been associated with romance. Indeed, the poet Robert Burns once wrote "my love is like a red, red Rose, that's ...more
Answered by DRSiva, 04 Sep '08 10:00 am

 
  
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Due to colour & it's netural fregrance
Answered by Sudhir Jain, 03 Sep '08 10:31 pm

 
  
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Unique color dear to heart
Answered by anil garg, 11 Aug '10 11:45 pm

 
  
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Since then I was born, people believe that the bud of red rose is a symbol of love. Its color is refered and believe that it means love because it same like a heart colour. Even in god posters we can see that the color of his heart is read.Makes people remember about his love that was given to us.
Answered by jarry diong, 04 Sep '08 06:31 pm

 
  
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Red symbolises passion exciment ..... a hot color having the warmth of feeling such as love
Answered by Dolly khanuja, 04 Sep '08 03:41 pm

 
  
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The Red Rose not only carries more meaning than many other color roses, it is also one of the most universal of all symbols. The long, storied history of the red rose has lent it a wealth of significance. Red roses have been represented in countless works of art, from classical paintings and poetry to modern day music and media. They have appeared throughout history and across many cultures as political and religious symbols. The mystique of the red rose has been a source of immeasurable inspiration for many throughout the ages. However, it is as the symbol for love that the red rose is most commonly recognized.
Answered by husan, 04 Sep '08 02:46 pm

 
  
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It is because of its colour of contranst and fragnence.
Answered by D chhetri, 04 Sep '08 02:23 pm

 
  
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