Tiny Om Ma Ni Padme Hum Velveteen Prayer Flags, 4x5cm
Tiny Om Ma Ni Padme Hum Velveteen Prayer Flags, 4x5cm

Tiny Om Ma Ni Padme Hum Velveteen Prayer Flags, 4x5cm

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Om Ma Ni Padme Hum is the compassion mantra, linked to the practice of Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig in Tibetan. In old Tibetan times, the children learned to say this mantra even before saying, "Mama." Om Ma Ni Padme Hum mantra wishes for all beings all causes of happiness, and freedom from all causes of suffering.

It is said that when the prayer flags flap in the wind, the spiritual powers of the sacred images and scriptures are carried by the wind to create goodwill and positive energy to benefit those in the area. 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 velveteen flags. Each flag measures 4x5cm. Complete length is just 40cm.