Flower of the Month: The Lotus
The Lotus symbolises not only purity, beauty and grace but also majesty, fertility, wealth, richness, knowledge and serenity. At Rose Bazaar you have the option of getting two beautiful pink lotus stems delivered right to your doorstep -- tailored to your schedule!
These humble lotuses, grown locally with care, also occupy the prestigious position as the National Flower of India. Religions like Hinduism and Buddhism have also elevated this flower to symbolise the awakening to spiritual life.
The Lotus is an integral part of the Indian culture, with many Hindu deities like Brahma, Lakshmi and Saraswati depicted as seated on a lotus flower. With it being such a prominent feature in the Indian mythology, it shows that the lotus is one with the Indian identity and represents the core values of the Indian mind.
Not only is The Lotus striking to look at, it is also known for its considerable economic and medicinal value. You can consume every part of this plant. Starting off from the petals; they are often used for ornamental purposes, the mature leaves are often used for serving food as well as packing. In India, serving food on a lotus leaf is considered to be beneficial for health. The lotus leaves is a symbol of spiritual detachment as mentioned by Swami Vivekananda.
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