Lotus – The Sacred Flower

Lotus is the sacred flower of Hinduism. It represents eternity, purity and divinity. It is said that Lotus rose from the Naval of Lord Vishnu, and Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe sits on top of it.  It is said in Bhagwat Gita, the sacred literature of Hinduism, that a man should be like Lotus, devoid of any sin. As lotus grows in mud, but still it is untouched by its dirt. Padmasana a pose in Yoga is nothing but Lotus Pose.

Lotus was considered sacred in many ancient religions. In Ancient Egyptian Society it was related to creation and rebirth. It is very sacred in Buddhism. A Buddhist proverb describes lotus as:

“The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest mud” 

Lotus depicts purity. It rises from mud but still it is untouched by it. It symbolizes rise of human beings towards spirituality and higher knowledge.

I captured a beautiful Pink Lotus at Renuka Ji which I wanted to share. Enjoy this beautiful creation of Nature.

14 thoughts on “Lotus – The Sacred Flower

  • September 4, 2017 at 11:28 am
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    At first glance it looks like a water lily. The lotus is a beautiful flower. Nice pic!

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    • September 4, 2017 at 11:45 am
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      indeed it is beautiful…..

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  • September 4, 2017 at 10:30 pm
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    Lovely flowers and beautifully photographed!

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    • September 4, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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      Thanks Anita…

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    • September 5, 2017 at 6:43 am
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      Thanks Radhika…..

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    • September 5, 2017 at 11:09 am
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      Thanks Miriam….

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  • September 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm
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    Wow, beautiful!! Thanks for sharing some of your culture, as well as your beautiful images. I love learning about things like this, and the lotus is definitely a very beautiful flower.

    Kathrin — http://mycupofenglishtea.wordpress.com

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  • September 6, 2017 at 4:40 am
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    I had seen this flower in relation to the Hindu religion but never understood it before. It certainly holds significant meaning.

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