Mar 15, 2018 - 11:28 AM
The plumeria flower symbolizes different things in different cultures, although all are uplifting meanings.
Hawaiian Culture - In the Hawaiian culture, the plumeria symbolizes positivity and is used in leis or to celebrate special occasions. When worn in the hair, the plumeria flower symbolizes the relationship status of the wearer. A flower over the right ear means she is available while one over the left means she is taken.
Hindu Culture - Plumeria represents dedication and devotion in the Hindu culture.
Buddhism - In the Buddhist religion, the plumeria symbolizes immortality, probably because the tree will produce new blooms even after it is uprooted. In Laos, the plumeria tree is considered sacred – so sacred that they are planted outside every Buddhist temple. These trees live for hundreds of years.
Mayan Culture - In the Mayan culture, the plumeria bloom represents life and birth.
Mexican Culture - According to Mexican legend, the plumeria flower gave birth to the gods.