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Hamsa Prayer Flag Peace Project

Hamsa Prayer Flag Peace Project

Ten hamsa images designed by members of the 100 Mandalas Community were selected for this special prayer flag project. Each of these flags were colored by the artist and while they were working on them infused them with the intentions of goodwill and peace. May all who hang and enjoy these prayer flags receive our blessings. About the Hamsa Symbol The hamsa is a familiar symbol of the open palm that traditionally represents protection when the fingers are pointing upward and as a symbol of blessings when the palm is open and the fingers are pointing downward. Since the symbol of the hand is shared among many faiths including Jewish, Muslim, and Christians, the hamsa has become a symbol of peace in the Middle East. About Prayer Flags Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into …