Windhorse Meaning

Windhorse Meaning

“Lung-ta,” meaning Wind Horse, refers to a distinctive type of prayer flag ubiquitous across the Himalayas, adorning mountain peaks, hillsides, high passes, riversides, bridges, residences, and sacred sites.


When the breeze catches these flags, the prayers inscribed on them are carried aloft, spreading blessings to all beings. The purpose of Lung-ta prayer flags is to beseech the Wind Horse—an emblem of fortune and vitality—to petition Buddhist deities and protectors on our behalf, seeking auspiciousness and the removal of obstacles from our paths.

Traditionally,  these flags feature a central horse surrounded by four mythical creatures—the snow lion, garuda, dragon, and tiger—symbolizing celestial qualities.

Prayer flags are crafted in five colors, each representing one of the elemental forces: blue for space, white for air, red for fire, green for water, and yellow for earth.

We chose the name Wind Horse for its inspirational significance, reflecting a selfless ideal. Witnessing prayer flags fluttering in the Himalayan breeze imparts a profound sense of tranquility and serenity—an experience awaiting you when you journey to the Himalayas.

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