According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. It is said that he wept as he looked upon the world of suffering beings, and his tears formed a lake in which a lotus sprung up. When the lotus opened, the goddess Tara was revealed. Green Tara symbolize the unending compassion of the goddess who labors day and night to relieve suffering.
Prayer flags can be hung either horizontally on the eaves of a building or fastened vertically to posts. They can also be hung indoors to increase spiritual atmosphere. Click here to learn more about the history of Prayer Flags! It is very important to take note of the dates you hang your prayer flags. Click here for favorable dates to hang flags according to the Tibetan Calendar.Each flag measures 12 x 12 inches.