Tibetan prayer flags Lung Ta

Tibetan prayer flags Lung Ta. To balance the five elements and create harmony.


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Tibetan prayer flags Lung Ta

The word lungta (ཀླུང་ རྟ་, klung rta) consists of two syllables: the first, LUNG, denotes the element “space” in the five-fold classification of elements “earth, water, fire, air, and space” and denotes “universal basis or universality. “It is not possible for other elements to occur

The second syllable TA (horse) refers to a ‘great horse’ (རྟ་ མཆོག་, rta mchog) and since in ancient times the horse was a symbol of the fastest travel in Tibet, in this case, the horse symbolizes the transformation of every phenomenon or thing that depends on the five elements from negative to positive, bad for good, bad luck for good luck, bad signs for good signs, poverty for prosperity, and that means it should happen very quickly

Traditionally, there are five prayer flags. The five colors are arranged from left to right in a specific order. The five colors represent the five elements. Different elements are associated with different colors for specific traditions. Blue symbolizes the sky and space, white symbolizes air and wind, red symbolizes fire, green symbolizes water, and yellow symbolizes the earth. According to Tibetan medicine, health and harmony are created through a balance of five elements.

Prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strenght, and wisdom. Flags do not carry prayers to the gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe that the wind blows the prayers and mantras on the flags to spread goodwill and compassion throughout the space. Therefore, prayer flags are believed to benefit everyone.

By hanging flags in high places, Lung Ta carries the balance and peace depicted on the flags to all beings. When the wind moves over the surface of the flags, which are sensitive to the slightest movement of the wind, the air is cleaned and fertilized by means of mantras. Flag prayers become a permanent part of the universe.

Lama Ugyen from Bhutan has read his good words to the prayer flags we offer here.


Small prayer flags:

Size: 18 x 25 cm
Number of flags on the cord: 10 pcs
Cord length: 2 m

Big prayer flags:

Size: 26 x 30 cm
Number of flags on the cord: 10 pcs
Cord length: 2.70 m

Country of origin: Bhutan