Spiritual Significance of Flowers

What a great gift of nature are flowers! Flowers talk, try to listen; they speak the language of love with hidden spiritual meaning!

Significance of Flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

There is a vast variety of fauna and flora which makes this Earth beautiful. Flowers of different shapes and colours are nature’s expression of love towards all sentient beings. Ralph Emerson in his above stated quote expresses beautifully that the ‘Earth laughs in flowers.’

The beauty, scent and mystical aura of different flowers touch us deeply at emotional and spiritual levels of existence.

Each flower silently radiates its hidden spiritual message through language of heart viz. language of love.



The lotus flower grows from dirty water and blossoms as a pure flower (there is no cross pollination) so it is a symbol of purity and resurrection. In a way it symbolizes evolution of an individual from impure state of consciousness to enlightenment or self-realization.

Red Roses


The message varies as per colour and the red roses convey deep love, concentration, intelligence, balance, and passion. They are also sometimes seen as a message for healing, revitalization, rejuvenation and courage.

Since ancient times, a rose represents the divine forces at work. The gradual blossoming of its bud through layers of petals is how the psyche develops through unfolding of spiritual wisdom.

The pleasant and unforgettable sweet scent of rose reminds one of the sweetness of love.



Daffodils symbolize rebirth and new beginnings and convey messages of faith, honesty, truth, forgiveness, and forthrightness. They are given as a token of forgiveness or appreciation for honesty.



Tulips symbolize perfect love. Different colors of tulips also carry their own significance. Red tulips are associated with true love, while purple symbolize royalty, yellow tulips convey cheerful thoughts and sunshine of hope, and white tulips indicate worthiness and forgiveness.



Their Sun seeking nature makes them symbol of spiritual attainment. They also represent flexibility, opportunity, good luck, wealth and ambition.

The sunflower symbolises Spiritualism. The seven branches of Sunflowers stand for the seven days in a week and twelve leaves for the twelve months in a year. Usually each branch carries three flowers which are believed to represent the holy Trinity viz. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.Its 52 yellow petals stand for the 52 weeks in a year. A flower usually carries 365 seeds which are the days in a year.



The daisy is symbolic of increasing spiritual awareness, creativity and inner strength. It conveys an important message that through creativity anything can be accomplished. Daisies attract spiritually like minded people together and bless them with peace and love sharing.

Article by: Jyotirvid Pawan Kumar