prayer flag

Prayer flag.

Each corner of this prayer flag is printed with an image of tiger, lion, garuda and dragon respectively, as is common in Lung ta or horizontally strung prayer flags. The prayer printed on this example is the most popular version, printed and reprinted by most Tibetan Buddhists on flags which are intended either to be strung horizontally (Lung ta) or to be hoisted up vertically (Darchor) on tall vertical poles and standards in the courtyards of domestic residence, offices, monasteries, on rooftops, on mountains, crest of hills, bridges etc... . Both sorts of prayer flags (Lung ta and Darchor) are flown essentially to ward off negative forces and unwanted spirits and harm and to seek positive blessings such as longevity, freedom from illness, harm, prosperity, success etc... This white prayer flag is exactly the same 2013.252 except in colour and in the concluding paragraph of dedication, which runs as follows: [a space is left for the sponsor to fill in his or her name] “May the named, his family and retinue be blessed with longevity, power and prosperity, fame, charisma, fortune etc. all ascend higher like the waxing moon; and may the foundations of prosperity be established. Ki Ki Sva Sava, Praise to the Deities!”

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