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kanwal/kamal = lotus
Lotus scientifically known as Nelumbo Nucifera is the National Flower of India. It is a sacred flower and occupies a unique position in the art and mythology of ancient India and has been an auspicious symbol of Indian culture since time immemorial. The Lotus symbolizes divinity, fertility, wealth, knowledge and not to forget enlightenment. Lending to its uniqueness, the flower grows in murky waters and rises on a long stalk above the surface to bloom glorious. It is also a symbol of triumph, since the lotus is rooted in the mud and can survive to re-germinate for thousands of years. It represents long life, honor, and good fortune.

Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind. Human beings are instructed by Indian scripture to live a life of non-attachment, which is very hard. The lotus holds additional significance for Hindus, as it is a symbol of God and used often in religious practices. Then in Indian thought, there is the last and final lotus - Charan Kamal or lotus feet of the Almighty. It was this depth of thought that made the founding fathers of modern India enshrine the lotus in the Constitution as the National Flower.
If you're a "kanwal," consider yourself lucky: not many have a name that is so rich in meaning, carry it with pride.
by Khhh December 13, 2010
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the hoteet girl the whole wide world who belongs to her true love name Naeem.Ali and always will
Naeem luv kanwal.........
by Naeem December 01, 2004

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