Prayer Flags also called Lung-ta (Tibetan name) are of square or rectangular shape and are connected along their top edges to a long string or thread. They are commonly hung on a diagonal line from high to low between two objects (e.g., a rock and the top of a pole) in high places such as the tops of temples, monasteries, stupa, or mountain passes.
Traditionally, prayer flags me in a set of five colors that correspond with the Five Elements. The five colors are arranged from left to right in a specific order: blue, white, red, green, and yellow. According to Traditional Tibetan medicine, health and harmony are produced through the balance of the five elements. Usually, the prayer flags are surrounded by approximately 400 different versions of traditional mantras each dedicated to a particular deity and symbols.
- Blue symbolizes the sky and space
- White symbolizes the air and wind
- Red symbolizes fire
- Green symbolizes water
- Yellow symbolizes earth
In this prayer flag, we have 5 Buddhist deities
- Bhaiṣajyaguru is also known as medicine buddha. , he is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his teachings.
- Vajrasatva mantra is regarded as having the ability to purify karma, bring peace, and cause enlightened activity in general.
- Guru Rinpoche is said to have his own miraculous power including the ability to control demons and evil spirits.
- Green Tara is said to symbolize between them the unending compassion, who labors both day and night to relieve suffering.
- Wind horse is included as the pivotal element in the center of the four animals symbolizing the cardinal directions and a symbol of the idea of well-being or good fortune.