According to Hinduism, the spirit of the sacred lotus lies within each human. It represents eternity, purity, divinity and is a symbol of feminine beauty and fertility. The Goddess of Prosperity - Lakshmi, is usually depicted standing on the lotus plant. The Swastik (shown in the center of the lotus kolam) has great significance in the Hindu mythology. All four arms of the swastik inspire to move forward and is the symbol of marching ahead for success.