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Among all the lotus colors, the pink lotus is reserved for the highest of deities and is the earthly symbol of the Buddha. In Buddhism, the lotus’s life is a symbolic representation of the evolution of the soul; the lotus springs from the muddy depths to rise through murky water and into the sunlight to become a beautiful flower. It represents the soul’s journey from materialism through experience and into enlightenment.
The pink lotus is sacred in Hinduism and is often associated with the goddess Lakshmi.
The pink lotus in India is knows as the sacred lotus, and is depicted as the seat of the goddess of wealth and good fortune. The goddess Lakshmi sits upon this pink flower and is said to have been born of it. Similar to the Buddhist belief, the lotus in Hinduism represents non-attachment. Because the flower rises above the waters and is untouched by them, it is sacred. In Hinduism, this is how a person should live, above the waters of attachment and free of material ties.