Nature never ceases to surprise me as a gorgeous flower blooms in the arid and rocky desert of Rajasthan.
Watch the Lotus bloom in the Chokhelao Bagh in the Mehrangarh Fort in the Rocky Desert of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
Fish view from the Lotus Pond at Chokhelao Bagh,
The Blue Lotus ( English) , Neelkamal ( Hindi) , Nymphaea Nouchali ( Scientific)
The Spellbinding Blue Lotus rises from the water with the morning Sun and then with the setting Sun the petals fold and the flowers sink back into the pond.
Revered by the Ancient Egyptians, the Lotus finds a special place in all Ancient Religions of India as well.
Do observe the tadpole looking bud it still immersed in water as the gorgeous flower in bloom casts a reflection.
The architecture of many Jain and Hindu temples has been inspired from the Lotus as well.
This beautiful inverted lotus roof of a Hindu temple can be seen even today in the Qutb Minar Complex at New Delhi.
Compare the centre to the feature image of the Lotus.
The Blue Lotus however is a water lily belonging to the family Nymphaeaceae.