Prayer flags are said to bring happiness, long life and prosperity to the flag planter and those in the vicinity. Early Tibetan people plant prayer...View full details
Tibetan Prayer Flags
These are set of 5 rolls of Small Tibetan Prayer Flags. These Tibetan Prayer Flags are hand printed using wooden prayer flag blocks. The printing a...View full details
These are high quality traditional Cotton Vertical prayer flags also known as pole flags or darchor. Made in the traditional five colors, these pra...View full details
These Tibetan Prayer Flags are made of high quality polyester silk blend and are printed with the Tibetan green Tara and mantra. These Prayer Flags...View full details
These Chenrezig baby Tibetan Prayer Flags are made of Cotton and are printed with Chenrezig and the mantras associated with the deity. These prayer...View full details
These are fine Cotton Prayer flags with 10 sheets of flags per roll. These are 5 rolls prayer flags consisting of 50 flaps of prayer flags. The Ti...View full details
Tibetan Prayer Flags are colorful flags with Tibetan deities and windhorse prayer mantras.
Tibetan Prayer flag comes in sets of five colors arranged from left to right representing five elements and five pure lights. The five colors are in a specific order- Blue, White, Red, Green and Yellow. Blue color symbolizes Sky, the White color symbolizes Air and Wind, Red color symbolizes Fire, Green color symbolizes Water and Yellow color symbolizes Earth. These five elements together help balance health and harmony.
The mantras, symbols and prayers in a traditional prayer flag surrounds the traditional belief of a horse which is fast as wind, carrying the three flaming jewels symbolizing Buddha, The Dharma and the Sangha which are three cornerstones of Tibetan tradition. Almost 400 mantras surround the Lung Ta, each dedicated to a particular deity. Mantras included are from three greatest Buddhist Bodhisattvas: Padmasambhava, Avalokitesvara and Manjushree. It’s common to add prayers of long life and good fortune for the one who hangs the prayer flags too.
The common misconception about Tibetan flags is that the prayers are carried to the gods. It is not true. It is believed that the prayers/mantras are carried by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all the pervading space benefiting everyone.
We would treat the prayer flag respectfully and it should be hanged on a particular time as well. The best time to put up a prayer flag is in the morning on windy days. It is believed that prayer flags become the permanent part of the universe as the images fade from exposure, just as life moves on and new life replaces old one, Tibetans renew their hopes for the world continually mounting new flags alongside old ones. The old prayers flag should be burned once it is taken off.