Lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of our planet. Lotus Flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower falls down in the mud. At dawn opens it again seductively beautiful. The Lotus symbolizes purity. It also represents long life and happiness.
The Lotus flowers, seeds, young leaves and rhizomes are all edible. In Asia, the petals are sometimes used for garnish, while the large leaves are used as a wrap for food. According to Egyptian mythology, the Lotus is related to the sun, as it flowers at the day hours, and closes by night. It is credited that the flower has given birth to the sun.