White reflects all the seven rays of the Sun and
is dazzling in its purity. Angels are attired in white.
White is the colour of the chariot of Sun God and
so are the colours of the horses pulling the carriage.
”Vahana”(vehicle) of Saraswathi, Goddess of letters
is a white swan. Among metals, silver, the sparkling
white metal is used in religious offerings, puja utensils
and in umbrellas spread over deities during processions.
The white clothing is considered immune from impurity.
Though normally widows wear white in North India, it is
not necessarily an expression of sorrow, but of purity
and serenity.A kerala (name of a State) bride, dresses
in a white gold edged sari. Similarly a Brahmachari(un-married)
wears white to proclaim his celibacy. Black ink and white paper
make a lovely pair.