prayer flags mounted on
Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal (fig.).
Prayer flags are usually flown on a horizontal string,
in sets of five colours, that represent the elements, i.e. sky, wind, fire,
water and earth.
Prayer flags are
traditionally arranged in that specific order, starting
with blue, then white, red, green, and finally yellow,
as can be seen here in
Lumbini Garden, the birthplace of
Buddhain present-day Nepal.