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Photo: Prayer Flag offerings at the Great Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal.

For many centuries and throughout the Himalayan regions, Tibetans have raised prayer flags or Lungta. They are a regular sight on mountain passes, temples, stupas and other important sacred places of pilgrimage. Each flag is woodblock printed with mantras, auspicious symbols, aspiration prayers and images of deities and Buddhas. The passage of air across the flags both activates the prayers and carries their vibration into the world, thereby promoting peace, compassion, fearlessness, wisdom and prosperity. It is believed that as the images on the flags fade with the action of sun, wind and rain, the prayers are absorbed into the universe.

Hanging prayer flags is a wonderful means for accumulating merit and greatly helps to dispel obstacles.

The power and benefits of raising prayer flags should not be underestimated!


  • For maximum benefit, prayer flags should be hung facing the West; next best is North and then South. If possible, flags should not be hung facing the East.
  • Prayer flags are traditionally printed on material dyed in the five colours that represent the Five Buddha families or the five elements (yellow: earth; green: air or wind; red: fire; white: water; blue: space). They should be arranged in this order along the string.
  • All of our prayer flags are hand dyed and printed using traditionally carved woodblocks. Our flags have been checked thoroughly to make sure that the mantras are printed correctly and that the Tibetan script is accurate.
  • Once flags have faded or become weathered with age, they can be taken down and burnt. Hanging new flags is a good practice to do at least once a year.
  • All flags are printed on strong and durable polyester fabric unless specified otherwise. They are also pre-strung on strong braided nylon cord for extra strength and longevity.
  • All of our flag sets can be hung immediately in a place of your choice.

Inauspicious days for hanging prayer flags in the year of the Fire Monkey (2016/2017):

February 2016: 17, 29
March: 15, 20, 27
April: 11, 23
May: 7, 31
June: 18, 29
July: 14, 26
August: 10, 11, 22
September: 5, 17, 28
October: 1, 14, 25
November: 9, 20
December: 6,
January 2017: 2, 13, 25, 28
February 2017: 21


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Tibetan Prayer Flags
Finest Quality Tibetan Prayer Flags - Medium - 20 flags
Our Price: £25.00

This is our finest quality pre-strung prayer flag set. Wood block printed on 100% durable cotton.

The clarity of the print  is far superior to other flags we have seen for sale. You will receive 20 pre-strung flags (4 sets of 5 colours). They will either have the Windhorse or Guru Rinpoche image and include their associated mantras and prayers.

Flag size approx 10 inches x 10 inches.

For more prayer flags please visit here.
Traditional Tibetan Prayer Flags - Standard Size
Our Price: £12.00

These traditional flags are hung horizontally and are sold in a set of 25; each flag measures approx. 28 x 25 cms. The full length of each set when hung is approx 23 ft.

We currently offer 2 varieties of standard size prayer flags, each featuring a different Buddha or deity with their related mantras:

  • Printed with the Medicine Buddha image and mantras (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
    • excellent for healing all beings and the environment.
  • Printed with a Green Tara image and mantras (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
    • excellent for overcoming obstacles, dispelling fear and bringing protection.
  • Printed with a Chenrezig image and mantras (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
    • bestowing limitless blessings to all beings of the six realms.
  • Printed with a Guru Rinpoche image and mantras
    • carries the blessings all of all the Buddhas of the three times.
  • Printed with a Windhorse image and mantras (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
    • excellent for creating auspicious conditions and overcoming obstacles.
  • Printed with a Amitayus image and mantras
    • excellent for increasing one's lifespan and removing obstacles to practice.
    Five Deity Set of 25 Traditional Prayer Flags - Medium Size
    Five Deity Set of 25 Traditional Prayer Flags - Standard Size
    Our Price: £16.00

    These standard size traditional flags are hung horizontally and are sold in a set of 25; each flag measures approximately 30 x 25 cms. The full length of each set when hung is approx 23 ft.

    This particular set includes 5 different deities or prayers printed in sets of 5. Each of the 5 elements or five Buddha families are represented in the 5 colours of the flags.

    This set incluides:
    • 5 x Kalachakra Symbol with mantras and prayers
      • excellent for overcoming obstacles, warding off negativity and bringing protection.
    • 5 x Guru Rinpoche image and mantras
      • carries the blessings all of all the Buddhas of the three times.
    • 5 x Windhorse image and mantras
      • excellent for creating auspicious conditions and overcoming obstacles.
    • 5 x Amitayus image and long life deities with mantras
      • excellent for increasing one's lifespan and removing obstacles to practice.
    • 5 x Green Tara image and mantras
      • excellent for overcoming obstacles, dispelling fear and bringing protection.

      Wood block printed on durable polyester. Strung on strong braid nylon cord for extra longevity and ready to be hung.
    Traditional Tibetan Prayer Flags - Small Size
    Our Price: £10.00

    These traditional flags are pre-strung and hung horizontally. They are sold in a set of 25; each flag measures approx. 21 x 21 cms. The full length of each set is approx 18 ft.

    We offer 3 varieties of small prayer flag each featuring a different image and related mantras:  
    • Printed with the Green Tara  image and mantras
    • Printed with the Guru Rinpoche image and mantras
    • Printed with the Windhorse image and mantras
    For more prayer flags, please vist our main category here.
    Om Mani Peme Hung Prayer Flags
    Om Mani Peme Hung Prayer Flags
    Our Price: £22.00

    A high quality small set of flags designed to be hung in the home. We have seen Tibetans even hang them in the back window of their car. The flags display the mantra of compassion, also known as the mani mantra. It reads from left to right and says 'Om Mani Peme Hung'. At the top of each flag is written 'May Peace Prevail in our Universe! Each set is pre-strung and ready to be hung. Each of the colours represents one of the five elements and one of the five Buddha families.

    width = 3 inches
    height = 3.5 inches
    complete length of strand including the cord = 55 inches
    Om Mani Peme Hung Prayer Flags
    Om Mani Peme Hung Prayer Flags - 10 Flags in each set
    Our Price: £12.00

    A wonderful set of prayer flags designed to be hung in the home, small space or window. The flags display the mantra of compassion, also known as the mani mantra. It reads from left to right and says 'Om Mani Peme Hung'. Each set is pre-strung and ready to be hung. Each of the colours represents one of the five elements and one of the five Buddha families.

    Each set contains 10 pre-strung flags
    width = 5 inches
    height = 5 inches
    complete length of strand including the cord = 64 inches
    Om Mani Peme Hung Prayer Flags
    Om Mani Peme Hung Prayer Flags - Smallest 10 Flag Set
    Our Price: £8.00

    Our most affordable set of Mani Mantra flags designed to be hung in the home, small space or window. Flags read from left to right and say 'Om Mani Peme Hung' in Tibetan and also have the English phonetics underneath. Each of the colours represents one of the five elements and one of the five Buddha families.

    Each Set contains 10 Flags
    width = 4 inches
    height = 4.5 inches
    complete length of strand including the cord = 55 inches
    Windhorse Prayer Flag
    Windhorse Prayer Flag - Vertical Flag
    Our Price: £22.00

    A great looking large Windhorse prayer flag. Displays the windorse surrounded by a rainbow halo and auspicious symbols. The windhorse or Lungta is associated with positive energy or ‘life force’ and is generally seen as a bringer of good fortune. He is both the subduer of evil and the vehicle of enlightenment. The lungta symbol is often depicted on prayer flags, which are flown to generate merit and increase one's life force

    designed to be tied to a pole.
    width = 28 inches length = 38 inches
    Medicine Buddha Healing Prayer Flag - Vertical Flag
    Medicine Buddha Healing Prayer Flag - Vertical Flag

    SOLD OUT!

    A great looking large Medicine Buddha prayer flag. Displays the Medicine Buddha surrounded by auspicious symbols.

    designed to be tied to a pole.
    width = 15 inches length = 37 inches
    Guru Padmasambhava Prayer Flag - Vertical Flag
    Guru Padmasambhava Prayer Flag - Vertical Flag

    SOLD OUT!

    A great looking large Guru Padmasambhava prayer flag. Displays Guru Padmasambhava surrounded by his associated mantras and invocations.

    designed to be tied to a pole.
    width = 27 inches length = 38 inches
    Small Prayer Flag Gift Set - 50 Flags
    Small Prayer Flag Gift Set - 50 Flags
    Our Price: £4.95

    This gift set contains 5 sets of small prayer flags. Flags are pre-strung in sets of 10, which means there is a total of 50 flags. This size is particularly popular for being hung where space is limited. People even hang them in their windows.

    Flags may contain various deities such as Chenrezig, Green Tara, White Tara or Windhorse.

    Flag size 7 inches x 6 inches Hand crafted in Nepal
    Smallest Prayer Flag Gift Set - 50 Flags
    Smallest Prayer Flag Gift Set - 50 Flags
    Our Price: £3.95

    This gift set contains 5 sets of our smallest prayer flags. Flags are pre-strung in sets of 10 in each colour of the five elements. This size is particularly popular for being hung where space is limited.

    Flags may contain various deities such as Chenrezig, Green Tara, White Tara or Windhorse.

    Hand crafted in Nepal
    Flag size width approx 4.75 inches
    5 sets of 10 flags = 50 flags in total.