National Flower of India
Conquering the world of art and culture of India is its National Flower, Lotus. Due to diverse and rich flora this National Flower is available in abundant numbers across India. Scientifically known as Nelumbo Nucifera, Lotus is a shallow water aquatic plant that has wide leaves floating on the shallow waters. It is breath-taking sight to see full-bloomed lotus plants in shallow waters symbolizing an essence of beauty.
Lotus symbolizes money, plurality, knowledge and awakening. Though the flower grows in mud, it is said to represent the purity of heart and mind. The National Flower is also the symbol of Gods and Goddesses and is used in religious rituals.
National Flower signifying Culture and History
As an epitome of cleanliness and divinity, the National Flower forms the seating for almighty Vishnu, Brahma, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Hindu mythology refers Lord Vishnu as the ‘Lotus-Eyed.’ For Buddhists, Lotus is the symbol of faithfulness and therefore is regarded as auspicious. The National Flower is a manifestation of holy vedic and Purani literature.