- Handmade in Nepal and individually wrapped
- Traditional five colors representing the five elements of Fire, Air, Space, Water & Earth
- Flags promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom
- Flags are believed to spread prayers and mantras as they blow in the wind
These days, enjoy these vibrant and colorful flags in your yard, patio, indoors, or anywhere you would like to enjoy these benefits.
The center of a prayer flag features a "Lung ta" (powerful or strong horse) bearing three flaming jewels (specifically ratna) on its back. The "Ta" is a symbol of speed and the transformation of bad fortune to good fortune. The three flaming jewels symbolize the Buddha, the Dharma (Buddhist teachings), and the Sangha (Buddhist community): the three cornerstones of Tibetan philosophical tradition.
Surrounding the Lung ta are various versions of approximately 400 traditional mantras, each dedicated to a particular deity. These writings include mantras from three of the great Buddhist Bodhisattvas: Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), Avalokiteśvara (Chenrezig, the bodhisattva of compassion, and the patron of the Tibetan people), and Manjusri.
In addition to mantras, prayers for a long life of good fortune are often included for the person who mounts the flags.
Images or the names of four powerful animals, also known as the Four Dignities, adorn each corner of a flag: the dragon, the garuda, the tiger, and the snowlion.
By hanging flags in high places the Lung ta will carry the blessings depicted on the flags to all beings.
My thoughts......This prayer flag roll is absolutely gorgeous to look at. They bring such a peaceful and calmness. When you receive this item
it does come in a roll. It is not a tight roll. It comes very loosely bundled and when are ready to mount the prayer roll, they just
fall right apart. This prayer roll is exactly as the pictures, color wise... The colors are red, blue, green, yellow and white. Each little
flag piece is very delicate, with its own printed text and images. I am not very familiar with prayer flags, so I do not understand everything
that is printed. Still I really am enjoying this prayer roll set. Like I stated above, this is a well made- but very simple and delicate item...
It is really easy to mount. The ends are about two inches longer than the flags, so you have some room for tying or tacking the roll up.
They are a tad wrinkled when you first put them up- I left mine to hang a few days and they sorted out. If you were really carefull, I would
think that this item could be ironed.