Meaning of Flowers

Meaning of Flowers:

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Lotus: Water Lily

The Lotus flower is symbolic of rebirth, but in addition to its religious meaning, the lotus is also a symbol of all that is true, good and beautiful, representing good fortune, peace and enlightenment. Lotuses or water lilies are often portrayed in Chinese and Japanese art and traditional woodblock prints. Indian art and carving also, has the lotus flower as a prominent reoccurring design motif. Lotus flowers have strong symbolic ties to many Asian religions especially in India. Within Hinduism and Buddhism the lotus flower has become a symbol for awakening to the spiritual reality of life. The meaning varies slightly between the religions, but essentially both religious traditions place importance on the lotus flower. In modern times the meaning of a lotus flower links closely with the religious symbolism and meaning. A lotus represents life in general. As the lotus flower grows up from the mud into an object of great beauty, people also grow and change into something more beautiful. So the symbol represents the struggle of life at its most basic form Lotus flower symbols are also popular for people who have gone through a hard time and are now coming out of it. Like the flower they have been at the bottom in the muddy pond, but have risen above this to be an object of beauty or represent a life of beauty as the case might be. Thus a lotus flower or blossom can also represent a hard time in life that has been overcome. Lotus flower and peonies are also two flowers that are very popular among Japanese and Chinese artists, and they make a great compliment to Koi Fish patterns. Two koi fish and lotus flowers can often be found in the same pond in front of a temple. The Koi fish is a symbol typically for strength and individualism. Wear a Lotus for Good Luck and as a Symbol Life. http://www.cafepress.com/Flowerworld

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