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Lotus in the Vedas

Lotus in Hindu religion symbolizes creative power, fertility and abundance, prosperity and wisdom and much more. The symbolism of Lotus is Hindu in its origin. In Vedas, Lotus finds mention in the Sri Suktam in the Rig Veda.

Pundarika and Pushkara, the white and blue varieties of Lotus, are mentioned in the Rig Veda.

Lotus is equated with Sri, glory and beauty. It is also associated with Agni, Lakshmi and auspiciousness.

The divine source of Lotus is found in the Brahmanas.

Atharva Veda calls lotus a heart.

Krishna Yajur Veda mentions the Lord in a divine slumber wearing lotus garland.

Taittiriya Aranyaka narrates about the popular symbolism of Lotus appearing from the navel of Vishnu and Brahma sitting on it.

Lotus is equated with ovary by the Garbhopanishad.

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