I have many colours.

When I am white I am described as Pundarika… I symbolise spiritual perfection and mental purity and this comes from the celestial stars. My petals spread and absorb the natural beauty of the shining stars in the sky.

When I am pink I am addressed as Padma… the supreme lotus reserved for the highest deity.

When I am red I am referred to as Kamala… it signifies purity of the heart. Then, I am the lotus of love, of passion, the flower of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion.

When I am blue I am called Utpala…I am a symbol of victory of spirit over senses, symbol of wisdom of knowledge and the flower of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom.

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