Lotus is a type of lily, which from its original form in the muddy water transforms into a beautiful flower just a few inches above the water surface. This process resulted in making it a symbol of purity and rebirth.
The way in which lotus flower grows represents the evolution of the soul and spirit.
Apart from the general symbolism in any religion as blossom, it has a different interpretation depending on its color.
White Lotus represents the state of spiritual perfection and total mental purity.
Pink lotus refers to the substitute for the supreme divinity. It further relates to Buddha.
Red Lotus symbolizes the original nature and purity of heart. It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion, and other properties of the heart.
Blue Lotus is the symbol of the victory of the spirit on the senses, symbolizes wisdom and knowledge.