The Significance of the Lotus Flower:
In ancient time, likewise in today’s world, the Lotus flower is one of the most popular flowers that holds a special significance to the people. It is an aquatic perennial plant that belongs to the family Nelumbonaceae. This alluring flower looks not only dazzling, but also has immense symbolic meaning. It is indeed one of the most notable creations in nature. Its beauty lies in its purity. This enthralling floral is the most revered flower in the world and some cases referred to as the ‘womb of the world’ which implies; purity of mind, fertility, prosperity, honesty, grace, knowledge, spiritual perfection, the serenity and calmness of human nature.
Besides, the lotus flower is a significant part of the diverse religions and cultures. Even, Buddhists are the biggest believers in the Lotus Flower. These people believe that this enticing flower symbolizes perseverance and purification after experiencing human suffering. Buddhists have spiritual and religious symbolism for each color of lotus flower. The pink lotus flower is the supreme lotus, which means the highest enlightenment and is associated with Buddha; the blue lotus flower is said to symbolize wisdom; the white lotus flower stands for spiritual perfection, and the red one expresses the heart.
Other religions among them are Hinduism, which they believe that the lotus flower is responsible for removing unwanted energies and other objectionable things. This group of people also believes that humans should be free of desires and material things. The lotus flower is one of the symbolic representations of this fact.
Some of Asia’s cultures believe that the stalk of the Lotus Flower resembles the strength of one’s family and their permanent attachment. For that reason, you are the burgeoning flower above the water’s surface that the stalk supports from underneath. On top of that, nearly all people in Egypt used the lotus flower to represent the creation and rising of the sun. There, it was known by the name Seshen. Egyptians believe in the legend of the Sun God birthed from the golden heart of a lotus flower. In Egypt, the lotus is used for fertility, childbirth, death and everything in between. Also, Egyptians said to have used the flower recreationally to experience a psychedelic trip. What a trip if I say so myself!
This plant is also revered in Japan for its ability to rise from the dirty, murky waters to bloom into a beautiful pure flower. To the Japanese, that process symbolizes attaining enlightenment. The idea is that you can rise above human suffering in the same way a lotus flower would by moving from the lowest to the highest state of consciousness. Generally, when people see a lotus flower, they identify it as a flower that is precipitous in olden times while also advantageous in this present time. This precious flower goes by many names around the world, some of which include the Indian Lotus, the Sacred Lotus, and also the sacred water-lily.
In addition to its significances, the lotus flower is added to baskets, bouquets, and wreaths for flower delivery and also makes beautiful bouquets together with dark green leaves. It is indeed a favorite design in tattoos, and mainly it is a hot favorite among modern women.