What is a prayer flag
The Tibetan prayer flag is usually a colored rectangular cloth full of mantras and sacred iconographic images attached to trees outdoors, cliffs in the mountains, or buildings in the habitat. They are used to balance and enforce the basic elements underlying the environment, natural objects, and living beings, and to create favorable conditions for spiritual development. The prayers are believed to have originated in Tibet’s original spiritualist tradition, Bön. However, experiential knowledge of the effectiveness of their operation has allowed the tradition of using prayer flags to flourish to this day.
Multicolored prayer flags can be seen in the Himalayan region near the shrines, in the clean places important to the people of pristine nature, but also in the households in the areas between the buildings, as well as in the room by the windows and doors or by the furniture. The main principle of the prayer flag is that the moving air in the rooms or the wind outside disperses the vibrations of the mantras and sacred images printed on the flag, thus influencing the five basic elements of the environment and related mental and physical aspects in all perceptual beings and physical bodies.
There are astrologically suitable and unsuitable days for hanging prayer flags.
It is generally said that the best time to raise new flags is in the morning on sunny and windy days. Mondays are considered to be especially good days.