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    Facts about Buddhist Prayer Flags: Variations in Color and Meaning
    Bhanu Khatiwada
    Bhanu KhatiwadaJan 8th 2024

    While traveling through the Buddhist sites, heritage zones, and the Tibetan Buddhist landscape, you often see the prayer flags hanging around. The flags often flutter as they are hung either above the River, hillside, or the trees. The color of the flags has different meanings along with spiritual significance.

    Once the prayer flags flutter, it is believed that good fortune will prevail around the surroundings to all the sentient beings.

    Color and Meaning

    Red is for fire

    White is for air

    Green is for water

    Yellow is for earth

    Blue is for wind

    Inscribed Words and Meaning

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    This is probably the most famous mantra around the world. It can be described in many ways as wisdom and compassion, peace and prosperity, ethics and patience. This is the mantra that can bring you peace, satisfaction, and enlightenment.

    Om- Universe (holy syllable)

    Mani: valuable jewel

    Padme: Lotus

    Hum: Spirit of Enlightenment

    Prayer flags are great to bring good luck and gifting it to your friends and families signifies the sharing of love and compassion. Do not worry about the fading colors and words from the flag, which is a good sign that the wind brought all the mantras and colors to another place that helps to keep peace and brotherhood around the world.

    People hang prayer flags in some special ceremonies. The birthday of Lord Buddha, Chinese New Year, and the moment when the Buddhist devotees become successful in some targets.

    Bhanu Khatiwada
    Bhanu KhatiwadaJan 8th 2024

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