Marigold - Divine and Auspicious
Marigold, known as Genda in Hindi, is the most used flower at weddings in India. They are believed to be the flowers that were used by Lord Rama and hence are known to be auspicious. The colours yellow and orange of the marigold represent the beauty and warmth of the rising sun. Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, who are considered to be the perfect couple, are worshipped with marigolds. Marigolds were carried as love charms or spells in the Middle Ages by both genders who wanted to attract someone new.