There are two kinds of prayer flags: horizontal ones, called Lung ta meaning "Wind Horse in Tibetan, and vertical ones, called Darchormeaning "flagstaff".
this 1 here is a Darchor type prayer flag.Darchor (vertical) prayer flags are usually large single rectangles attached to poles along their vertical edge. Darchor are commonly planted in the ground, mountains, cairns, and on rooftops, and are iconographically and symbolically related to the Dhvaja.
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siudzi (29621) 2013-07-19 23:26
A nice post taken with a smart simple composition during a lovely moment of a day. The light gave a superb warm touch on the flags to make the scene so attractive. Like it! TFS.
dkmurphys (44657) 2013-07-20 4:05
A very fine detail in great traditional colors. Well taken, fine artistic result.
holmertz (34669) 2013-07-20 6:41
A simple but attractive and eye-catching composition. The light clouds with a yellowish tone form a fine background to the flags featuring a lot of yellow and red.
Noel_Byrne (17253) 2013-07-20 8:15
You took this at perfect time of day, the light falling across these flags is superb, and very suited to your subject. A nice minimal image, taken perfectly.
All the best
lousat (68585) 2013-07-20 8:45
Very interesting pic of the indian tradition,i like your choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective,beautiful details and colors very well exposed too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano