Tibetian Buddhist Om Mani Padme Hum Prayer Flags

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This Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flag is inscribed with auspicious symbols, invocations, prayers, and mantras. Tibetan flags are placed outside homes and places of spiritual practice for the wind to carry the vibrations of the mantra across. The 5 colors of prayer flags represent the 5 basic elements like earth, water, fire, air and space. Prayer flags moving in the wind generate a natural positive energy. It can be placed both indoors or outdoors of your house, in office or motorbike.


  • Tibetian Buddhist Om Mani Padme Hum

    Prayer Flags

    The Tibetan Prayer Flags have a long history in the Tibetan culture.

    Since time immemorial, it has been associated with the peace of the

    spiritual mind and has been used by Tibetan monks and priests. If one

    has visited Nepal, one would know the extensive use of these colourful

    prayer flags at various Tibetan monasteries. One of the most common

    mantras that can be seen on these flags is Om Mani Padme Hum.

    The tradition of hanging prayer flags in Tibet began more than 2000

    years ago. The war lords carried their banners in the form of flags

    during wars. However, the native people chose to make their own

    spiritual version of prayer flags. They used five colours for five elements

    of the earth; blue for sky, white for air, red for fire, green for water and

    yellow for earth. They had the ancient mantra Om Mani Padme Hum

    written on that and hung it all around for the security of the local


    The six syllable mantra means Hail the jewel in the lotus. When the

    Chinese invaded Tibet and destroyed mankind, Tibetan people had to

  • flee to distant places. But they continued to hang their prayer flags in

    various places and that is how the world caught on to the tradition.

    Significance Of Tibetan Prayer Flags:

    It is said that these prayer flags are hung so that the wind carries its

    peaceful message to all the places that it goes to. People worldwide

    believe in the soothing effects of hanging a colourful prayer flag in their


    The flag may be hung indoors but its rightful place is where its

    messages can be freely distributed with the wind.

    The five colours signify various things apart from the five elements,

    like the five directions or the five meditation poses of Buddha.

    Hanging it at the threshold of a house brings in happiness and blesses

    everyone who passes through it.

    The most auspicious time to hang a prayer flag is during the Chinese

    New Year. This moment is one that should be celebrated, hence people

    call over their family and friends to hang it together.

    A prayer flag can be hung during times of happiness or grief.

    It should be hung at a higher altitude of the house.

    People also like to hang a prayer flag in their cars or on their bikes. A

    fluttering prayer flag brings peace and harmony to its surroundings.

    When the flags eventually fade, it is a sign that everything changes

    with time. The flags should then be burned to release the prayers and a

    new flag should be hung with new prayers.

    Tibetian Buddhist Prayer Flags along with the mantra Om Mani

    Padme Hum is one of the best sources of happiness, wealth and


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