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Over time, different concepts came to be associated with different colors of lotus flowers. Although there is a general meaning behind the flower as a symbol of rebirth, reincarnation, purity, strength and perseverance, pink, white, red and blue lotus flowers all have their specific meanings, too.What is the meaning of the lotus flower in ancient Egypt?
Ancient Egyptians revered the lotus flower as a symbol. It was considered to be a symbol of rebirth and resurrection, creation and sun. Since it retracted back into the water at night and rose out of it every day, ancient Egyptians closely associated the lotus flower with the sun, which was the highest power they believed in.Why is Naminatha represented by a blue lotus?
It is also believed that the twenty-first Jain tirthankara, Naminatha, is represented by a blue lotus. In Sikhism, some gurus of the religion often preached how a Sikh should live their lives by drawing a parallel with the lotus flower.Which Jain tirthankara is represented by a lotus?
The sixth Jain tirthankara named Padmaprabha is represented by a red lotus. The word padmaprabha literally means “bright as a lotus”. It is also believed that the twenty-first Jain tirthankara, Naminatha, is represented by a blue lotus.