The Lotus flower is a prominent symbol in Buddhist, Hindu, and Egyptian culture, and the native flower for both India and Vietnam. It’s ability to emerge from mud and water every day to create a beautiful bloom has inspired many myths and legends. A Lotus seed can withstand thousands of years without water. In general, the Lotus symbolizes spiritual enlightenment, lifecycle, purity, and rebirth. In Buddhist and Egyptian culture, the flower represented the universe. In Hindu culture, it is said that gods and goddesses sat on lotus thrones. It was even believed by the Egyptians to resurrect the dead.