Tibetan Prayer Flags | Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra Flags (Small) (Pack of 3)-In Buddhism, Tibetan Flags are used for prayer, hence they are called Buddhist Tibetan Prayer Flag. Everything from the mantra written on those flags to their color has a deep meaning. Actually, there is a belief in Buddhism that these prayer flags essentially carry our prayers through the air. These flags are believed to spread peace, kindness, strength, and intelligence in the atmosphere through the air, due to which positivity flows everywhere. These flags are installed in large numbers in Leh-Ladakh. Apart from this, these flags are also found in many hill areas. Not only in India but also in Nepal, Bhutan, and many Buddhist countries, these prayer flags are found.
Every color of the Buddhist Tibetan Prayer flag says something. These flags are red, blue, yellow, white and green. All these colors symbolize some or the other element. Red color signifies fire, blue signifies wind, yellow signifies earth, white air and green symbolizes water. These flags also represent the north, south, east, west and center directions.
The mantras written on the flags has special meaning. There is a mantra written in Sanskrit on these flags which has a special meaning. This is the mantra – ‘OM Mani Padme Hum’. Om is the holy syllable, Mani means jewel, Padme means lotus, hum means sense of knowledge. That is, in dependence on the practice of path which is an inseparable union of method and knowledge, you can transform your impure body, speech and mind into pure body and loud speech. It is said that whoever chants this mantra is safe from all dangers.
The five colors of this flag represent the five elements of space, air, water, fire and earth.