The Lotus,national flower of the India, is symbol of supreme reality. Hindu religion & mythology portray goddess Saraswathi,muse of learning, as the being seated on lotus flower. To Indian psyche, lotus is more than a flower. it represents both beauty & non attachment. There is saying that although it grows in the mud, it smells of myrrh
Lotus grows in the fresh water ponds & lakes & in semitropical climates. It blossoms gradually & magnificentl one petal at time and reaches full bloom when rays of the sun kiss flower.
And There are innumerable poems praising love between the sun & the flower in literature in the general & Indian literature in particular. And The lotus is found in the different colours, namely, white, red, and blue, pink, and the purple and is found in many Asian countries.
And The lotus is edible & has many curative properties; its use in traditional Asian medicine is as old as a history. And The flower is used to brew lotus teas, and which relieves cardiac complications & helps to stop bleeding.And The roots of the plant help in getting rid of body’s toxic wastes & in strengthening lives.And it also helps in reducing body heat. And The roots & rhizomes are useful in the treating small pox, throat complications, and the pigmentation problems in the skin, & the diarrhoea.
And the cooked lotus root is a good for stomach & the reproductive organs. It also helps to contract blood vessels and the prevents blood loss and the complications such as coughing blood & blood in stools. The stem helps in healthy growth of the foetus & also used to treat tightness of chest.
The lotus seed is used to tone spleen and the kidney & is also used as food. Soups are also made from seeds. The large leaves are used as cold bed sheets to treat high fever & for treatment of summer heat & further they are used to things. The things that are thus wrapped remain fragrant for long time. & In short, it can be said that lotus is panacea.
Lotus has message to convey to humans. Although, lotus is the archetype of beauty, and it symbolises non attachment. In his essay The Secret of Work, Swami Vivekananda opines, Just as water cannot wet lotus leaf, so work cannot bind unselfish man by giving rise to attachment to results.Even though lotus is rooted in mud, it continues to float on water without becoming wet or muddy. This aspect of lotus dictates how humans ought to live in this world work incessantly but be not attached to work and to the surroundings. It also reveals, This world is not our habitation but one of the many stages through which we are passing through.
And The Bhagavad Gita says, One who performs his duty without attachment,and surrendering the results onto Supreme Lord, is the unaffected by sinful action, as lotus leaf is untouched by water..
Lotus flower is the found only in two colours that are pink & white.
And The flower grows in murky waters & rises on long stalk above surface to bloom glorious.
It is beautiful flower which symbolises divinity, fertility, & wealth, knowledge & not to forget enlightenment. Untouched by impurity, lotus symbolises purity of heart & mind. According to Hindu mythology Lotus is made as seat of t Goddess of wealth Lakshmi