The Lotus in Hinduism

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In Hinduism, the lotus is a symbol for the centers of consciousness (chakras) in the body and is also associated with several deities. Krishna is described as the "Lotus-Eyed One," referring to his divine beauty. Brahma and Lakshmi, the deities of potence and wealth, are often seen with the lotus symbol. Other deities associated with the lotus include Vishnu and Sarasvati.

Sources

  1. Bowker, John, Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford University Press, USA, 2004).
  2. The Lotus Flower, Hindu God's Favorite Flower.” Lotus Sculpture.

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Title The Lotus in Hinduism
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Last UpdatedMarch 8, 2021
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MLA Citation “The Lotus in Hinduism.” ReligionFacts.com. 8 Mar. 2021. Web. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021. <religionfacts.com/hinduism/lotus>