Lotus For Health and Prosperity

 

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Lotus For Health and Prosperity

ImageLotus is an ayurvedic herb with tremendous medicinal value. All types of lotus are used in Ayurveda for its therapeutic use. Apart from medicinal use, lotus is having a great mythological and religious significance.

The legend of the Lotus flower is as old as civilization itself and probably older. Stories of the Lotus-eaters and the Lotus worshippers of pre-historic times survived as oral tales and rude drawings until the Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Greeks, in their golden ages revived the myth and the power of this mystical bloom. In Indian mythology Lotus is said to be favorite herb of Goddess of prosperity Kamala i.e. Lakshmi. She is always portrayed standing or sitting on the flower of lotus. Lotus flower is natural abode of Lakshmi. Padama is another name of Lakshmi i.e. why lotus has got another name Padam also.

Every name of Lotus is having its own tale. Arvind - because of desire of acquiring it being very beautiful, Sarsig- As it is born in ponds, Kusheshya- Sleeps in water, Tamras- Resides in water, Pushkar- Strengthens (Pushti) the body. Lotus with white flowers is named Pundrika and Kumud; with red flowers, is called Koknad; with bluish flowers it's known as Indivar or Kuvliag. Seeds of lotus are called Padambeej or Kamlaksh.

Lotus plumule is called Mrinal or Bhis; Its tuber is called Padamkand, seed segment is called Karnika; New leaves are named Samvartika; male part of flower androcium is called Kinjalk and female part gynoecium is called Makrand. All the different parts of lotus are having it medicinal value for different diseases.

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