Mini Wind Horse Prayer Flags, 7x9cm
Mini Wind Horse Prayer Flags, 7x9cm

Mini Wind Horse Prayer Flags, 7x9cm

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The Windhorse, or Lung-Ta (དར་ལྕོག), is a mythical Tibetan creature symbolising both the outer manifestation of the wind element as well as the corresponding inner manifestation of our physical breath. Associated with positive energy or ‘life force’, it is both the subduer of evil and the vehicle of enlightenment. Guarding each corner of the flag are the four great animals (Four Dignities): garuda (wisdom), dragon (gentle power), tiger (confidence) and snow lion (fearless joy).

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.

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 flags. Each flag measures ~7x9cm. Complete length is 77cm.