These beautiful prayer flags can be seen everywhere in Nepal, on bridges, temples, at Himalayan base camps and at home – and now you can have them in your home too!
These horizontal strings are known as Lung ta. They feature ten flags in five colours: blue for sky and peace, white for air and purification, red for fire and compassion, green for water and prosperity and yellow for earth and knowledge. Each flag is printed with prayers and mantras which benefit the person who mounts the flags, but also as the flags flutter in the wind the air is cleansed and purified spreading compassion and goodwill to all everywhere the wind blows.
These flags can be hung inside or outside. If hung outside they will fade over time, this symbolizes the passing of time as the prayers have now become part of the physical universe. New flags should be hung alongside the old, representing that all beings are part of a larger ongoing cycle of life. As new flags are hung, new hopes for the future are realised and life’s changes are welcomed.
Please note that if hung outside the colour may run from the flags. This is due to the natural dyes used in the cotton flags. Please do not place the flags on the ground, the prayers are sacred and should be treated with respect.
The flags come in three sizes:
Mini 9cm flag width Total length approx. 1m
Small 13cm flag width. Total length approx. 1.5m
Medium 21cm flag width. Total length approx. 2.7m