India is the seventh largest country in the world by area . It is a nation of diverse cultures , languages and people .
In spite of this diversity , we all stand united as Indians having a common national animal , a national bird , a national capital , a national currency , a national flower , a national fruit , a national bird and a national song .......
LOTUS is the national flower of India .
Among the various flowers of Indian sub-continent , the flower lotus is regarded with divinity and grace .
Goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswathi are
Even Lord Shiva , who wanted to escape the wrath of the Lord Saneeswaran , morphed himself into the shape of a bee and took asylum inside a Lotus.