The lotus is a special flower.
It is sacred to Buddhist and Hindus alike, used in the rites and rituals of both religions. The national flower of India, even Indians living abroad hold a place in their heart for this flower.
The lotus flower emerges from the depths of the mud and muck at the bottom of a pond or swamp. It slowly grows towards the water’s surface, continually moving towards the light. Once it comes to the surface of the water, the lotus begins to blossom and turns into a beautiful flower. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite lotus flower rises above the water. Continue reading “Travel | The Folding Lotus”