This flag features a simple yet elegant-line drawing of Shakyamuni Buddha seated upon a lotus of many petals. His alms bowl rests in his left hand while he extends his right hand in the so-called Earth Touching gesture, or mudra. This gesture celebrates his defeat of the demonic forces, or Maras, who tried to impede his progress toward complete enlightenment. Hence, he calls upon the earth, itself, to witness his conquest and liberation from the final bonds of mundane existence. Beneath the image, Shakyamuni’s mantra appears in both Tibetan script and phonetics.
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 10 yellow flags. Each flag measures 20x20cm. Complete length, including string is 2.6 meters.