Tibetan Prayer Flags

By: Dharmashop  09-12-2011
Keywords: Prayer Flag

The Tibetan word for a horizontal prayer flag is Lung ta, which translates literally as "wind horse." The prayers of a flag become a permanent part of the universe as the images fade from wind and sun. Tibetans renew their hopes for the world by continually mounting new flags alongside of the old. The inauspicious dates to hang new flags for 2011 are - April 7,10,19,21 - May 7,18,31 - June 2,4,15 - July 10,22 August 6 - September 1,13,25,28 - October 9,22,- November 5 - December 1,14,28 2012 - January 10,21,24 - February 5

Keywords: Prayer Flag

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