Amitayus is revered as the Buddha of Infinite Life. In Vajrayana Buddhism, he is regarded as the sambhogakaya form of Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light, who long ago created the buddhafield Sukhavati said to be the easiest pure land for devotees to take rebirth in.
Here, Amitayus, whose specialty is bestowing long life and excellent health, is bedecked in ornate sambhogakaya attire. He holds in his lap a jeweled vase containing the magical elixir of longevity.
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.
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 red flags. Each flag measures 33x33cm. Complete length, including string is 7.7 meters.