Symbolism of the Color Purple
Symbolizes royalty and associated concepts.
In Christianity, purple is the color for penitence and mourning, and is thus the liturgical color for Lent. It is also the color of royalty, and the liturgical color of Advent.
- Kumar, Nitin. “Color Symbolism in Buddhist Art.” Exotic India Art. 1 Feb. 2002. Excerpts reprinted with permission of the author.