Ratna Shop has become Rinchen Shop! Rinchen (Tib.), much like Ratna (Skt.), still means 'treasure' which is just what we hope you'll discover!
Known in Tibet as ‘Dzambhala,’ the Lord of Wealth is an enlightened emanation of Avalokitesvara, the Lord of Compassion. Jambhala embodies generosity, and when invoked has the power to increase wealth and dispel poverty. He is also a powerful protector of one’s material and spiritual prosperity and overall well-being.
Here, Yellow Jambhala sits upon a lotus, sun, and moon disk. His right hand offers a jewel-shaped fruit while his left hand clutches a mongoose that ejects a stream of priceless jewels. An opening verse of homage and propitiation surrounds him, and a recurring pattern of his mantra: Om Jambhala Jalendraye Svaha which means: “OM! Homage to the Golden Lord who gathers wealth!”
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 multicoloured flags. Each flag measures 15x20cm. Complete length, including string is ~1.9 metres.