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Potala Palace: DSCN5526


Pilgrims leave prayer flags at the potala Palace, they are inscribed with auspicious symbols, invocations, prayers, and mantras. Tibetan Buddhists for centuries have planted these flags outside their homes and places of spiritual practice for the wind to carry the beneficent vibrations across the countryside. Prayer flags are said to bring happiness, long life and prosperity to the flag planter and those in the vicinity. Lhasa, Tibet Made Explore #335 June29, 2008

Credit: Dennis Jarvis / Flickr