Whenever you visit states like Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, you will surely notice colourful prayer flags hung on roadsides. These are Buddhist prayer flags and each aspect of the flag right from the colour to the words has a deeper meaning associated with it. It is believed that these flags carry our prayers through the wind to get them answered.
The colours red, blue, yellow, white and green flags represent elements like fire, wind, earth, air, and water respectively. You will also see the mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ on these flags. These words stand for values like ethics, compassion, patience, renunciation, diligence, and wisdom.
Taking the road less travelled amidst soothing prayer flags
Carrying the words as the flags flutter in the wind
Prayer flags spreading the mantra of compassion, ethics, renunciation and wisdom
No sight is more beautiful than the fluttering colourful flags