It has big petals, large round leaves, and a sweet fragrance. The lotus flower symbolizes:
Beauty, Purity, Knowledge, Spiritual enlightenment, Fertility, Prosperity, Eternity, Strength, Resilience, Rebirth.
In Hinduism, the lotus is associated with the goddesses Lakshmi and Vishnu. In Buddhism, the lotus symbolizes longevity, purity, and beauty.
Lotus flowers are popular ornamental plants in Asia. Their stems, seeds, leaves, and flowers have long been used in traditional medicine preparations.