Prayer flags are often found on mountain peaks, in monasteries, around lakes, and some other places in the Himalayas. They are hoisted with some true intentions and beliefs. . . People put them at places so that they could bless the surroundings. . . These flags have holy mantras on it and it is believed that whenever the wind blows these mantras travel through air. . . Prayer flags traditionally have five sets, one in each of the five colours. . . The five colours are assorted from left to right maintaining a particular order. . . The colours used are blue, white, red, green and yellow. . . Each of these colours stands for an element of spiritual nature. . . These represent the Five Pure Lights. . . Blue stands for the sky. It symbolizes the vastness of space. This colour is said to have the quality to calm down disturbed souls and help them meditate and gather wisdom. This colour symbolizes sanctity of Buddhism and meditation. . . White stands for the element of wind. In Buddhism, it is the colour of knowledge. This colour attempts to clarify all the curses of ignorance thus illuminating the light of knowledge. . . Red symbolizes fire. It gathers life-force to sustain and survive. . . Green stands for the element of water. This colour is for brotherhood, peace and harmony. . . Yellow stands for Earth. It symbolizes renunciation. Under meditation, everything on Earth is equal irrespective of differences. . . So next time you see prayer flags on the mountains, or while crossing a mountain pass, know that you are truly blessed by their presence. . . #prayerflags#buddhism#ommanipadmehum#streetsofhimachal#streetsofhimalayas #_soi #streetsofindia#lonelyplanetindia#lehladakh#ladakhdiaries#natgeoyourshot#ngtindia#ommanepadmehum#devilonwheels#pangonglake#pangong#saurabhsabikhi#india_ig #indiapictures#indiaclicks#indiafeatures#travelrealindia#knowfurther#cntgiveitashot#thrillophilia#himalayangeographic#tripotocommunity#hippieinhills
*Welcome to Basar* . . This place was the highlight of my trip to Arunachal Pradesh. I stayed at a homestay in Gori village run my Minjo Basar and his wife. Minjo played the perfect host and gave me a tour of the village. I also got to try local food for lunch and had a wonderful time interacting with locals and having dinner with them. . . From delicious food to welcoming locals,from scenic landscapes to a great host, this place had all the ingredients i look forward to when i plan for my trips. . . Basar is one such place which i wish to visit again. . . In this pic - Minjo Basar . . . . . . #basar#arunachalpradesh#travelstory
Everyone's talking about Climate Change and global warming, why shouldn't we? It is dire need of the hour. But today I am going to write few lifestyle changes I have adapted so far, in order to contribute my bit for the planet. 1. I take public transport when I am traveling. If I am taking my car, I car-pool as much as possible. 2. I switch ON air conditioner only when it's absolutely necessary. In car as well as home. (Used only in May just for few days). 3. I turn off lights every single time they are not in use without forgetting, and that includes drawing room and other rooms where no one's there. (Obvious right? Not so much for some people who keep it ON during day time too!!!!! ) 4. I buy local produce to a large extent and almost no packaged food. 5. Trying to living a minimalistic lifestyle, buying stuff that I only need and not want. 6. I reuse plastic boxes and containers, including shampoo moisturizer bottles. I buy big bottles to avoid trash in the first place. ( Cannot afford organic shampoo bars and stuff yet but will get to it soon). I know its not enough and I too have enough things that make me guilty of contribution, but I am always mindful. This wasn't supposed to be a big post but well I said what I had to. Now your turn?!