Sunday, July 15, 2012

Prayer flags

Prayer flags are pieces of fabric with mantras printed on them and they are strung up in high places. These are prayers and as the wind blows on them, the wind horse takes these prayers to the gods in heaven. "Lha gyalo' or 'victory to the gods' is often chanted. These prayers will fade with time and new ones need to be strung up to replace them. It is a fascinating concept.

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