The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind. The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck
In a word, the lotus flower symbolizes survival. Most believe that the lotus blossom signifies that a dark or trying stage has been overcome. The lotus flower grows in the muddy swamp, forcing it's way upward to bloom, so they are said to be symbolic of persevering through the worst of conditions.