Prayer flags are traditionally put on mountain tops or high places to spread the positive energy of the prayers depicted on them in all directions, benefiting many sentient beings. It is believed the energy of the prayers and sacred mantras on the flags are blown in the wind and will bring joy, happiness and good health to all who see them as well as their families, loved ones, neighbors, and all people throughout the world.
Made from colorful cloth squares in blue, white, red, green and yellow, prayer flags can be hung either horizontally between trees or fastened vertically to posts (vertical or pole prayer flags). They can also be hung indoors to increase spiritual atmosphere.
It is very important to take note of the dates you hang your prayer flags. If you hang your flags on the wrong astrological dates, you will continually encounter obstacles for as long as the prayer flags last. Check for auspicious dates for hanging prayer flags on the FPMT Web site: