The lovely lotus flower has various meanings in different cultures, though throughout most cultures it maintains a strong spiritual significance. In the Egyptian culture, it came to symbolize the Sun and the creation as a result of it supposedly retracting into the water at night, and emerging as fresh in the Sun the next day. In Buddhism, the lotus is known to be associated with purity, spiritual awakening and faithfulness. And one of the strongest associations of the lotus flower with religion is observed in Hinduism. In the Hindu culture the flower is associated with prosperity, beauty, fertility, spirituality, and eternity. A miraculous, potent flower indeed! The blossoming flower is most commonly seen in shades of white, pink, pale yellow and blue. Here is the lovely lotus in pink against a water background in shades of blue, green and purple. Deepen your spiritual practice with a lotus floorcloth used as a meditation mat.