The meaning of prayer flags in tibet
People have Tibet travel always see many colorful flags hanging on the mountains or over the Mani Stones especially on the Tibetan railway . That is so called prayer flags. The birth of prayer flags comes from a kind of original sacrifice that worshiping the soul of animals. Tibetan religion believes that the god of mountain is the local guardian and protects the locals anytime. To give thanks to the pray of god of mountain, the devout Tibetans will hold solemn ceremony and offer the prayer flags. The prayer flags were born for the Religion and for its driving which is medium links the spiritual world of monks and laymen believers and gods. No matter when Tibetans celebrate birthday or
new years will they hang prayer flags which represent the harmony and luck of the heaven, the earth, the people and the animals. Tibetan is a kind of herdsmen living on the river and grassland. Each time when they move to another place after pitch tents, the first thing they will do is hang the prayer flags to get the blessing and recognition of god. When pilgrims trek in desert and mountains they will raise prayer flags hope get away from lost and disaster. Along the lakesides Tibetans hang prayer flags shows their reverence and worship to the dryad and nymph. Tibetans live in jungles and mountains raise prayer flags to express their devout heart to the gods of mountains and rocks. Prayer flags waving on mystery Temples means the worship and praise to the soul of god and Buddha and holy sages. When spring comes Tibetans tie prayer flags on the cattle's horns to thanks the earth god and hope to have a good harvest. Prayer flags hang on the trees in the mountain pass direct the way for the walkers. Tibetans will also raise the prayer flags near the celestial rock when there is a funeral to pinning all grief. Together with the prayer flags, Tibetans always tie their bracelets, hats, hair and wool with the help of which can increase their luck. From all above, you may find they are deeply value prayer flags. When you travel to Everest camp pass the place waving prayer flags please put some stones on the Mani stone and show your respect but do not move them by yourself.
Published on Aug 9, 2012
Published on Aug 9, 2012
People have Tibet travel always see many colorful flags hanging on the mountains or over the Mani Stones especially on the Tibetan railway ....