When and Where to hang Prayer Flag?

When and Where to hang Prayer Flag?

It is believed that by hanging the prayer flag, the prayers and mantras will be spread by the wind and bring goodwill and compassion to benefit all beings. Tibetan prayer flags are used to promote peace, strength, compassion, and wisdom. Prayer flags are often found hung along trails and peaks high in the Himalayas to bless the surrounding countryside.

Tibetan tradition considers prayer flags not only holy but also suggest that the auspicious hanging prayer flag should be strung on the right or auspicious day for the positive result. If the banners are hung on inauspicious astrological dates, they may bring adverse effects for as long as they are flowing.

The following are the wrong dates according to the Tibetan calendar:

  • 10th and 22nd of the first, fifth and ninth months
  • 7th and 19th of the second, sixth and tenth months
  • 4th and 16th of the third, seventh and eleventh months
  • 1st and 13th of the fourth, eighth and twelfth months


When raising prayer flags, it is important to have the right motivation, and one should not have selfish or limiting thoughts. When hanging prayer flags, one should wish for the well-being and happiness of every creature out there.

The benefit of Nepalese prayer flags is multiplied when it is hanged on auspicious days. The auspicious time to put up the Himalayas prayer flags is on Mondays or Fridays, or in the morning on sunny or windy days, and at the times of full and new moon. You can replace the old lungta flag with new ones in these auspicious days and also in the Tibetan new year.


It is essential to know that the flags contain sacred texts and symbols, and should be treated respectfully. They should not be placed on the ground or put in the trash. We should be cautious not only at the time of hanging the prayer flag but also at the time of disposing of them.


It is preferable to burn the Buddhist prayer flag to dispose of them so that the smoke may carry Prayer blessings to the heavens, and do not let prayer flags touch the ground as they are burned. You can also let your old Tibetan prayer flags fade and decompose naturally, hanging new prayer flags up with old ones. The contrast between old and new prayer flags is a reminder of impermanence and the continuing cycle of birth and death.

Thamelshop has been making prayer flags for many years. We sell these specially blessed objects through Our online store. You can buy Tibetan prayer flags through the Thamelshop website, and come in a variety of types and sizes. You can contact us for more detail as we supply these holy banners in wholesale and retail. Thamelshop is an online store based in Australia, but we ship our handmade, eco-friendly and quality product all over the world.



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