lotus flower represents purity, luck or fortune. It is one of many symbols in Buddhism regarding significance, and uniqueness. You've heard of some other subjects that have been linked to good luck, prosperity, and fortune like the peacock, the bamboo, and dragons to name a few.
But the lotus flower is also admired for it's rarity. Not everyday do you see a lotus flower. And it isn't as easy to grow like the roses, but one can try to grow lotus in a pot. It could also be quite a task to remove the stalks and flowers from the water.
If you're not into growing lotus, these rare beauties can be found selling at the open markets in Thailand. And, or in higher quality hotels in Bangkok.
Purple Lotus are known to be Mystic and is associated with esoteric sects. It can be shown depicted as either an open flower or as a bud. The eight petals of the purple Lotus are representative of the noble eightfold path; one of the principal teachings of the Buddha. Following this path is thought to lead to self awakening, and is considered one of the noble truths. A purple lotus flower speaks of spirituality and mysticism
It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment. The second meaning, which is related to the first is purification. It resembles the purifying of the spirit which is born into murkiness. The third meaning refers to faithfulness. Those who are working to rise above the muddy waters will need to be faithful followers.