Sunday, August 30, 2020

Correct selection and hoisting of Lungta Flag


In Bhutan hoisting of Lungta flag is very common. One can see the presence of flags almost all the places throughout the kingdom, thus portraying a dharmic scene. Seeing such flags during travelling give a very pleasant feeling.  However, most of these flags are dedicated only for the personal wellbeing of the hoister.



Well, Lungta flags should be erected not only for personal wellbeing, but also during the following occasions:

Celebration of His Majesty’s birthday

Celebration of His Holiness the Je Khenpo’s birthday

Celebration of one own root lama or Rinpoche

Parent’s birthday

Wedding anniversary

 During auspicious holy days

Visit to holy sites (Ney)

When one’s lungta wellbeing is black

When one plan to start new business

 If one gets frequent illness.

 

The following points are to be noted when one is planning to hoist lungta:


To whom the lungta flag is dedicated

To consult astrologer for correct date and direction of lungta placement

To get Lungta flag sanctified by lama or Rinpoche

Selection of place to hoist

 

Selection of Lungta color

Selection of Lungta color is very important. The following should be followed:

 

Birth Year

Color of Lungta Flag

Tiger, Horse, Dog

White

Roaster, Ox, Snake

Blue

Pig, Sheep, Hare

Red

Mouse, Dragon, Monkey

Green

 

One can also select color of Lungta as per the compatibility of element (mother only) of the above element.

Birth Year

Your Lungta Color 

Mother compatibility of your lungta color

Tiger, Horse, Dog

White

Yellow

Roaster, Ox, Snake

Blue

White

Pig, Sheep, Hare

Red

Green

Mouse, Dragon, Monkey

Green

Blue

 

Which means, if your birth sign is Dog, you can select either White of Yellow.

The most important one should exercise is to refrain from selecting an enemy color. Under such circumstances, the flag will give you negativities till it worn out. The following are the opposing color, please avoid.

 

Birth Year

Your Lungtag Color 

Your Opposing color (Dungzur)

Tiger, Horse, Dog

White

Red

Roaster, Ox, Snake

Blue

Yellow

Pig, Sheep, Hare

Red

Blue

Mouse, Dragon, Monkey

Green

White

 


Direction of flag hoisting

Hoisting flag based on direction of one’s birth year is vital.

  South  
  Snake, Horse  
SoutheastDragon SheepSouthwest
     
     
EastHare, TigerYour House HereMonkey,  RoasterWest
     
     
NotheastOx DogNorthwest
  Mouse, Pig  
  North  
 

For example, if your birth year is Pig, you have to select Red lungtag and hoist it towards the North from your house. Kindly note that personal lungtag flag cannot be placed where ever you like.

 

Selection of Lungtag Text based on your Mewa deity as remedial measure to your frequent illness.


Selection of day for hoisting Lungta Flag

 

We put up prayer flags to increase lungta force, to bring luck & success, or to stabilize the environment. So it very important to hoist in a good day after performing rabney.

 

Kindly note that if you put them up on the wrong astrological dates (paden tharwo or Sabda Baden/ Barnam), you or person to whom you have hoisted the flags will continuously receive obstaclesas long as the prayer flags last.

 

The following are the  dates according to the Bhutanese lunar calendar that one must avoid hoisting prayer/Lungta flags.

 

Days 10, 22 of Months 1, 5, 9

Days 7, 19 of Months 2, 6, 10

Days 4, 16, 28 of Months 3, 7, 11

Days 1, 13, 25 of Months 4, 8, 12

 

Thank You

 

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