Here, the image of Padmasambhava at the centre of the prayer flag is surrounded by the cherished supplication, ‘Sampa Lhundrub’, ‘The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche that Spontaneously Fulfills all Wishes’. As he was about to depart from Tibet for the last time, Padmasambhava, himself, bequeathed this prayer to Prince Mutri Tsenpo, the son of King Trisong Deutsen. The prayer includes a praise to each of Padmasambhava’s 12 emanations.
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 15 multicoloured flags. Each flag measures 50x50cm. Complete length, including string is 8 meters.