With the numerous celebrated across India, one thing you will definitely witness is the wide array of flowers bringing life to the festivities. In many cultures around the world nature and its elements all symbolise something. Flowers are a very significant part of many rituals and customs in India. Amongst all the colours and shaped of flowers, the Lotus holds an important place.
A lotus is a symbol of prosperity, beauty, purity and fertility. It represents divinity and holds the spirits of life. The manner in which a lotus flower grows and thrives is an example of how a true devotee should live their life. The flower is born in mucky waters but still blossoms into a beautiful and pure form. Similar to the flower, a devotee should be able to connect with their inner-self and move towards attaining Moksha while ignoring the materialistic joys floating in their environment.
As go the mythological tales of Hinduism, Brahma was born out of a lotus which grew through the naval of Lord Vishnu. Even Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity is said to be born from a lotus. The bud of a louts symbolises a person’s soul in the nascent stages, a wise person can wade through the mucky waters of material goods and blossom into an awakened person!
Even in the Hardiwar Kumbh Mela celebrated every year, the lotus flower is highly regarded as symbol of devotion.