Wind Horse, or Lung-Ta, is a mythical Tibetan creature symbolizing both the outer manifestation of the wind element as well as the corresponding inner manifestation of our physical breath. Here, the prayer flag displays Wind Horse at its center surrounded by the supplication for victory over negative forces entitled: 'phags pa rgyal mtshan gyi rtse mo'i dpung rgyan zhes bya ba'i gzungs which means in English, “The Dharani of the Ornamental Top-crescent of the Noble Victory Banner”. The prayer invokes blessings of long life, protection from harm, and increased good fortune. Guarding each corner of the flag are the Four Great Dignities: garuda (wisdom), dragon (gentle power), tiger (confidence) and snow lion (fearless joy). Moreover, in one variant the noble Eight Auspicious Symbols are also printed on the borders.
The most popular of all prayer flags, it is said that when the Windhorse prayer flags flap in the wind, the spiritual powers and auspicious blessings of the sacred images and scriptures are carried by the wind to calm physical agitation and negative mental states, dispel obstacles, and usher in good fortune and positive circumstances. Hanging Lung Ta prayer flags generates much merit, and harmony in one’s surroundings.
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.
Gerally 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 flags either available with the eight auspicious symbols in the frame or without. Each flag measures 15x21cm. Complete length is 2.5 metres.