Tibetan flags !!!! Beautifully fluttering in the wind. Made me feel so mesmerized when I saw them first on TV.
What’s the Tibetan flags all about?
They are small rectangular pieces of cloth strung together and usually hoisted in open spaces among mountains. The flags are made up of 5 colours, each representing the 5 elements of the earth.
Red = fire , green = water, yellow = earth , blue = sky , white = air.
Gives me that feeling of being one with the universe.
And then there is a small chant that goes on with them ….” Om Mani padme hung”.
This is one of the explanation of the mantra that I found on the net…..
I read quite a bit about the flags and I finally ordered one for myself. I knew they would not be authentic tough. But nevertheless they resemble them. I put them up in my car.
For me the flags has nothing to do with religion. It is not even a belief…… It is just an emotion, a hope from the heart ……..that whenever the flags flutter , they produce positive vibes that spread goodwill in the surroundings. A hope also that as the flags flutter they send waves to the heavens. Waves on which our aspirations and our hopes are laden. As I see them flutter at the back of my car, it gives me that positive feel. There is some positive energy that fluters with them. Somethings can’t be expressed entirely in words.
My prayer flags have got wornout, so they need to be replaced. I have already ordered my new set of prayer flags and I will be putting them up on 27th Feb…….the Tibetan new year. They say it’s an auspicious day to put up the flags.
After the prayer flags my next fascination is for the Tibetan prayer wheel. But there is time for that……