Lotus - Sacred and divine
Scientifically called Nelumbonucifera and in India referred to as the Scared lotus, these flowers are associated with Lord Buddha. Lotus is the national flower of India and Vietnam. Each lotus colour preaches a different message. In Hinduism, Lord Krishna is also called the ‘Lotus-Eyed’ one. Similarly, Brahma, Lakshmi and Vishnu have often been seen in Hindu mythology with lotus.
- White Lotus
- Red Lotus
- Pink Lotus
Representing the purity of mind, it is believed that one should try to achieve a beautiful heart and soul, just like the pure white lotus. Goddess Saraswati is associated with the white Lotus, and is often seen sitting on it. The unblemished white lotus represents unmarred purity that an individual should work towards.
This colour of lotus is associated with the heart, and simply means that we should strive to be full of love and compassion. The red lotus was introduced in Egypt from Persia and since then the Egyptians have been captivated with the lotus flower.
A fully opened pink lotus represents a person who has attained full enlightenment and reached nirvana, making it the true lotus of Lord Budhha. It is also called the supreme lotus. This pink coloured lotus also represents hope.