Lungta Prayer Flags – Vertical for Mounting on a Pole
Lung [Tib: rLung] means air or wind, and Ta [Tib: rTa] means horse. So, Lung-ta means an air-horse or wind horse. It is a divine horse that represents our life force. The act of hanging Lungtas is said to harmonise our elements and increase and protect our life force, and that of our friends and family. The Mantras written on the flags also carry wisdom and blessings into the world.
Lungtas are traditionally hoisted at the time of Losar, the Tibetan New Year.