The lotus flower

Today, February 14, it is a very special date for all those who want to show their love to their loved ones. At the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, we want you to spend an unforgettable Valentine´s Day by discovering every detail about the lotus flower, the flower that represents the heart.

The lotus flower is one of the most beautiful flowers and one of the most famous ones too. It comes from the East and it has played an important role in different cultures, with different meanings for each of them.

Precisely, the meaning of the lotus flower has been tied to purity and beauty in Buddhism and Hinduism, respectively.

The lotus flower has been considered a sacred flower for over 5,000 years. It is known as the phoenix of the flowers. One of the most surprising features of this flower is that, thanks to the roughness of its leaves and its molecular composition, it is water and dirt repellent, being able to keep itself always clean and dry.

According to the legend of the origin of the lotus flower, there was a kingdom, home to Prince Chacdziedzib, whose name means “Cardinal Bird”. He was deeply in love with the daughter of the Guardian of the Sacred Cenote, called Nicte, whose name means “Lotus Flower”.

The Guardian of the Sacred Cenote opposed this love and decreed that she should die. After her murder, the Prince begged the gods for compassion. The gods listened to his plea and sent down the Lord of the Waters and the Lord of the Birds. The Lord of the Waters entered the depths of the Cenote, and transformed Nicte´s body into a beautiful Lotus Flower. The Lord of the Birds stood over the Prince´s heart and transformed him into a beautiful cardinal bird.  Ever since then, when the day breaks, the red bird goes to the Sacred Cenote and sings over the open calyxes of the Lotus flower.

One of the main charms of the lotus flower is that there are around 100 different varieties of this flower. Depending of the colour of the flower, it has several meanings:

Blue lotus flower: It means wisdom or knowledge.

White lotus flower: This one is related to purity and immaculate nature. It is symbolized with 8 petals.

Red lotus flower: It symbolizes innocence and the qualities of the heart, such as love, passion and pity.

Pink lotus flower: This is the most special and important one out of all the different colours of the lotus flower. It is related to the divine, to Buddha.

Enjoy a luxury and relaxing romantic getaway in Zen paradise in February. Come to the luxury resort in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa and experience an Oriental Romance for two.