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Prayer Flag - Tibetan Buddhist Mantra Printed Prayer Flag
Prayer Flag, as the name suggests is the flag with prayers which originate from Tibet. While visiting Tibet, you can see various kinds of colorful prayer flags hung outside the Tibetan homes. You can also see these at some popular attractions like Namtso Lake, Mount Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash. For centuries, the Tibetan people have placed prayer flags outside their houses and in holy or spiritual places. They do this in order to bring positive vibrations and to invite happiness, longevity and prosperity.
There are basically two types of Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flag : Vertical and Horizontal. There is a specific meaning to each of the prayer flags.
Vertical Prayer Flag: This is also known as Darchor Flag which means Flagstaff. There are rectangular cloths attached to poles in vertical.
Horizontal Prayer Flag: This is known as Lung Ta prayer flag which means Wind-Horse prayer flag. These are rectangular or square cloth connected along their top edges to a long thread. They are been hung in a diagonal line between two objects. Almost 400 mantras surround this flag. There is the cultural and traditional significance of these prayer flags.
Prayer Flags consists of set of five different colors that symbolizes a special meaning. The colors on the prayer flags are as blue, white, red, green and yellow. Each color on the flag represents a special meaning like blue represents space, white represents air, red represents fire, green represents water and yellow represents earth. In Tibet, Buddhist believes that the prayer flag brings good health & body and also harmony to the environment. They are used to appease local spirits and gods and are therefore placed where high wind is found like mountains, lake, valley etc.