The Lotus flower is a universal symbol of enlightenment and purity. The lotus starts as a small flower at the bottom of a pond in the mud. Though its roots are in the mud, its blossoms always grow toward the sun into an object of great beauty.
Some people believe that the lotus represents life and the struggles that people face. Just as the lotus grows up from the mud into a beautiful flower, people find their inner beauty and strength as they face hard times and overcome these obstacles.