Green Tara is the female deity that is one of the main figures in Tibet. The sacred mantra printed in Tibetan script invokes the liberating blessings of the female deity, who, with her maternal energy, hears the cries of sentient beings and swiftly rescues them all from peril. Tara is associated with enlightened activity and abundance.
It is said that when these prayer flags flap in the wind, the spiritual powers of the sacred images and scriptures are carried by the wind to balance the elements, engender protection, and promote the happiness and liberation of all sentient beings. Inscribed with the Green Tara mantra, and the English phonetics 'om tare tuttare ture soha'.
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 10 green cotton flags. Each flag measures 20x20cm.