Known as Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit, Chenrézig is the ‘bodhisattva of infinite compassion’ and the most outstanding of all Tibetan Buddhist deities. Here, with his first 2 arms he holds a wish-fulfilling jewel at his heart. In his second right hand, he holds a rosary and in his second left hand the stem of a lotus flower blooming at his shoulder. Above the image, inscribed in Tibetan script, is a prayer of homage requesting his blessing followed by a repeated motif of his renowned six-syllable mantra, Om Ma Ni Pad Mé Hum.
It is said that when prayer flags flap in the wind, the spiritual powers of the sacred images and scriptures are carried by the wind to balance the elements, and engender enrichment and supportive opportunities. Hanging prayer flags is considered an act of merit that increases positive opportunities.
Each of the five alternating colours of the flags represent a primary element: sky (blue), air (white), fire (red), water (green), and earth (yellow). Together in the right order, a balance of these elements is achieved.
Generally speaking, Mondays and Fridays are the most effective days to hang your prayer flags. Ideally, the flags should be hung in the morning. When the flags are faded and ready to be replaced, customarily they are carefully taken down and burned or otherwise respectfully disposed of. For a joyful start to the New Year, Tibetan “Losar” (New Year) is considered the most auspicious time to replace faded or tattered prayer flags.
Set of 25 multicoloured flags. Each flag measures 33x33cm. Complete length, including string is 9.5 meters.