The Lotus is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. It has its roots in the mud, at the bottom of streams and ponds, but rises to bloom above the water without becoming wet or tainted by the mire below. It symbolically represents being fully grounded in earth, yet aspiring towards the divine. For thousands of years the Lotus has symbolized spiritual growth and self realization.
It is a significant symbol in mythology, religion, art and architecture in India, Egypt, and across Asia. Its symbolism also includes purity, divinity, rebirth, creation, compassion, beauty, knowledge, wisdom, light, life and enlightenment… the list is endless.
Today, it is the national flower of India, the birthplace of Yoga.