Tibetan Prayer flags (also known Buddhist Prayer Flags or Wind Horse) are used to carry your prayers and mantras throughout the universe. They are composed of 5 different colored pieces of light cloth each representing the 5 Elements - Left to Right: Blue-sky, White-wind, Red-fire, Green-water, Yellow-earth. The five elements together represent health and harmony. They are often found in high places in the Himalaya Mountains, on Temples, in monasteries and on rooftops in Nepal. They are used to bless the area that they surround and are often used during ceremonies. Prayer flags are used to promote wisdom, compassion, strength and peace. They benefit all the universe.
HOW TO HANG A PRAYER FLAG: The best time to hang your Prayer Flag is in the morning when the air is calm and pure. It is important to hang your Prayer Flag starting with the blue from left to right. Blue (sky) should also hang at the highest point. Say or think about your prayer, mantra, or intention when hanging. The wind will carry your thoughts into the universe. They will fray over time. Old prayer flags are sacred and should not touch the ground, they should be treated with respect and burned so the wind can carry the ashes to continue the good will.
This Tibetan made set of five prayer flags contains text with an homage to the Buddha. Each flag is hand screened on cotton by the Tibetan Nuns Project located in Dharamsala, India. A portion of each purchase helps to provide them with a safe environment for furthering their studies. Enjoy the slow fading of color as they hang in the elements. Three Foot long cotton cord.
Approx. 7.5" L x 6.5" W 3 ft L