|String of five woven cotton prayer flags with printed design on white cord. One flag of each colour - red, blue, green, yellow, white.
Flag size: 20.5x26.5cm
Full length: 162cm
Made in India
Our Tibetan supplier is a not for profit charitable society run by Tibetan refugees in India, based in New Delhi.
Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. If the flags ever fade in colour, this means that the prayers were carried by the breeze leaving positive spiritual vibrations in their wake.
Each colour of the prayer flag represents separate elements:
White symbolises air
Red is fire
Green is water
Yellow is earth
Blue is wind
They can also represent directions – North, South, East, West and Center.
It is also bad luck to ever put them on the ground, they must always be hung up high to get the biggest spiritual benefit from them.