Tibetan Prayer Flag for Car
You might have happened to see in the back of car shield, motor cycle handle, and over the door etc. The main reason behind this practice of tying the prayer flag is to keep away the bad omens and obstacles.
Traditionally, prayer flags come in sets of five: one in each of five colors. The five colors are arranged from left to right in a specific order: blue, white, red, green, and yellow. The five colors represent the five elements and the Five Pure Lights. Different elements are associated with different colors for specific traditions, purposes and sadhana.
The Mantra Written on the flag “Om Mani Padme Hum”
Explanation by His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
The first,”Om” symbolizes the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; it also symbolizes the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.
The path is indicated by the next four syllables. “Mani”, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factors of method: (the) altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love.
The two syllables, “padme”, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom.
Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable “hum”, which indicates indivisibility.
Length of single flag : 9cms
Width of single flag: 7cms