Indian Lotus Flower
Indian Lotus Flowers are a tropical water lily that features day-blooming, star shaped flowers. Their upright, pointed petals spread flat on the water surface.
Indian Lotus Flower folklore:
The lotus is one of the world’s most celebrated flowers. From ancient times to the present day, it features in folklore, religion and the arts in one form or another. It is a symbol of eternity, plenty and good fortune. The flowers are widely used ornamentally and as offerings, particularly in Buddhism and Hinduism.
The lotus has great significance in the spiritual life of South Asia as it is a symbol of purity and untarnished enlightenment. Sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the concept of primordial birth from the cosmic waters of creation. The Lotus Flower is frequently mentioned in the ancient Sanskrit scriptures, where it has many names including:
- padma (pink lotus),
- kamala (red lotus),
- pundarika (white lotus)
- utpala (blue lotus).
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