The symbolism of the lotus flower in India makes the history and admiration of this National Flower a magical experience.

Lotus flower in India

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The night falls on India and among the tropics we discover a pool of gray, rough waters. In its center, and dotted among the water lilies, a pink lotus flower lies closed, waiting to bloom every three days during the end of spring, until it closes again in the middle of the afternoon. Such beauty is also due to a lotus flower symbolism in India, also present in other countries such as Egypt and China.

Since ancient times, the lotus flower in India has been considered as a symbol of purity, resurrection and beauty . Already in the different sutras (Buddha speeches), more than one referred to the lotus appeared, as is the case of the Japanese Buddhist mantra Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō (Praise the Truth of the Wonderful Lotus Sutra). In fact, in Buddhist temples , the lotus flower is present in different motifs and colors, which also contain a separate symbolism.

For example, the blue lotus symbolizes enlightenment and is usually represented without its center. Red makes a special allusion to love, white to purity and pink, a color in common with the famous Nile roses praised by the Egyptians, represents the Buddha himself .

Lotus flower in India

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With regard to the Hindu culture, the lotus petals have always been conceived as extensions of the soul while the symbolism of the lotus flower itself refers to the center of meditation or even the birth of gods like Brahma (the Creator ), Lakshmi or, especially, Lord Vishnu , whom everyone refers to by its beauty as “the one with the lotus flower eyes” . Such symbology has been translated over the centuries in the form of poems, celebrations, artistic pieces and a worship that turn the lotus into a yoga posture, monuments such as the impressive Lotus Temple located in Delhi or even the National Flower of the India, along with others of state importance such as the water lily, which is the favorite of the inhabitants of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Lotus flower in India

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The symbolism of the lotus flower in India represents, first and foremost, the beauty, purification and resurrection after being cotemplated for centuries blooming in the ponds of India or Sri Lanka, used as an ingredient in medicine or even gastronomy and converted, In short, on one of the reasons we will see the most when we pass through the subcontinent if we decide to travel to India