It’s a good omen to receive Nepal prayer flags as a gift
Each colour of the flag symbolises an element
The red, blue, yellow, white and green buddhist prayer flags represent elements like air, fire, water and earth. White symbolises air, red is fire. Green is water, yellow is earth, and blue is wind. They also represent directions – North, South, East, West and Center.
‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ has a very deep meaning
Om– The sacred syllable
Padme – Lotus
Hum – Spirit of enlightenment
This mantra does not have one particular meaning. It’s a combination of values like compassion, ethics, patience, diligence, renunciation and wisdom. It is said that if you recite the mantra during meditation, it can cure pride, jealousy, ignorance, greed and aggression.
Colour fading from the flags is considered auspicious
This means that the prayers were carried by the breeze – fading colours are a sign of it.
The auspicious time to put up a flag is during the Chinese New Year
And if you gather your family and well-wishers while doing so, the flags then are said to have a positive impact on your life.