Tibetan prayer flags

Tibetan flags fabric

The use of Tibetan prayer flags dates back to the pre-Buddhist Bön tradition. The Bön shamans made and hung prayer flags in 5 colors representing the 5 elements - earth, air, water, fire and space.
The use of the 5 colors in prayer flags goes back to the fact that in oriental medicine, these 5 colors are linked to the main bodily organs. Using these colors helped restore the patient's balance.
Most of the traditional Tibetan prayer flags are made today in Nepal and India by Tibetan refugees or by Nepalese Buddhists in the Tibetan border regions.
The texts on the prayer flags are classified into 3 distinct categories: mantras, sutras and prayers.
The classic Tibetan prayer flags are called Lungta among Tibetans which translates to wind horse.
The raising of flags during important events within the nomadic communities of Tibet is one of the many customs practiced in order to attract luck in his community.
The order in which the five colors follow one another is always the same: blue, white, red, green and yellow.
The flags are raised on auspicious days such as Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and also when the stars are in a favorable position according to the Tibetan almanac. We offer you the calendar of harmful days when you should not hang your flags.
When hanging prayer flags, it is important to generate positive motivation so that all beings in all directions receive benefits and happiness. The merits thus created will increase the power of prayers.
Giving Tara Blanche prayer flags for the long life of a person who encounters obstacles can be a good omen for their well-being.

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