About Tibetan Prayer Flags
Tibetan Prayer Flags traditionally decorate monasteries, stupas, houses and mountain passes. It is believed that the mantras, auspicious symbols and special prayers printed on them contain special blessing powers which are spread across the world by the wind. This practice stems from pre-Buddhist traditions in Tibet.
Our prayer flags come in five different colors. Blue corresponds with the elements of the sky, white with the clouds, red with fire, green with water and yellow with the earth.
The Wind Horse is a mythical creature from Tibet and often appears on prayer flags. It dates back from pre-Buddhist times and utilizes the speed of the wind and the strength of the horse to carry prayers and blessings from the earth to the heavens. The “Wind Horse” is associated with success and the elements of space. It carries the “Wish Fulfilling Jewel of Enlightenment” which is a prevalent symbol used on prayer flags. The Wind Horse represents good fortune, an uplifting life force energy and opportunities that improve daily life. Raising Wind Horse prayer flags is believed to be one of the best ways to remove obstacles from our daily life.
Traditional prayer flags featuring the Wind Horse are ancient designs. The Wind Horse represents an uplifting energy that carries good fortune to all beings. The 4 Dignities appear on the flags being: The Garuda (wisdom), the Dragon (power) the Snow Lion (fearless joy), and the Tiger (confidence). The Eight Auspicious Symbols are also depicted. Ancient mantras and prayers for health, prosperity and good fortune are written in the texts. The three main Bodhisattvas, Avalokiteshvara (Compassion), Manjushri (Wisdom), and Vajrapani (Power) also appear on the flags.