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Lungdhar

Lungdhar
Lungdhar (Wind-Fahnen) in Ura-Tal, Bumthang.
Diese hohen Gebetsfahnen stehen an Bergflanken oder Höhenrücken. Sie werden für einzelne Personen errichtet und sollen Glück, Schutz etc. bringen. Sie sind mit dem Windpferd (lungta) und individuellen Texten, Name und Alter des Auftraggebers bedruckt. Das Aufstellen ist eine größere Zeremonie, für die zuvor ein Astrologe befragt wird.

Lungdhar (wind flags) in Ura Valley, Bumthang.
These tall prayer flags can be seen on hillsides and ridges. They are erected for specific persons to give good luck, protection etc and are printed with the lungta (wind horse),individual texts, name and age of the person. Putting them up involves astrologers and lots of ceremony.

HFF, folks, and may the flags bring continued good health to you!
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Philippe, Gabi Lombardo, H.-Marie, Luis Soares and 62 other people have particularly liked this photo


126 comments - The latest ones
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Vraiment impressionnants ces hauts drapeaux de prière..!
Merci pour toutes ces informations.
HFF. et bon weekend.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Merci beaucouop, Malik! Stay safe!
9 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Very well captured; thank you for the info.
Safe and healthy FF Gudrun.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you, Jaap, take care!
9 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Thanks for the info'.. Gudrun... I'd never heard of 'Lundghar' before... // ''HFF'' and 'good wishes' too... from David J'.. UK.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to David G Johnson club
Many thanks, David!
9 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
HFF and a nice WE ahead !!!!!!!!!!!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Marie-claire Gallet club
Merci beaucoup, Marie-claire!
9 months ago.
 Ernst Doro
Ernst Doro club
Du machst jetzt weite Reisen - im Archiv!
Eine gute Alternative!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Ernst Doro club
Schönen Dank, Jörg! Besser als gar nicht reisen;-)
9 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
HFF and stay safe!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Andy Rodker club
Thanks a lot, Andy!
9 months ago.
 Christa1004
Christa1004 club
Sehr beeindruckend. Wieder etwas dazu gelernt, für mich waren Windfahnen bis jetzt nur zur Bestimmung der Windrichtung da. Was gibt es doch für verschiedene Traditionen auf der Welt.... HFF Gudrung, bleib gesund und ein gutes Wochenende.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Christa1004 club
Dank dir, Christa! Ich wusste nur, dass diese hohen eine andere Bedeutung als die bunten Gebetsfahnen haben, den Rest habe ich nachgelesen;-)
9 months ago.
 Berny
Berny club
HFF Gudrun und bleib gesund!
Gut wenn man ein großes Archiv hat in diesen Zeiten ;-)
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Berny club
Danke vielmals, Berny! So ist es, und Archiv auslüften ist ja auch mal ganz nett;-)
9 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful wonderful this payerflags!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Annemarie club
Mille grazie, Annemarie!
9 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
Have a great day.....and stay safe /healthy:)
9 months ago.
 ©UdoSm
©UdoSm club
OK, man sollte diese Bräuche nicht missachten, denn es heißt schon seit Jhd. "Wer glaubt wird selig"...
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to ©UdoSm club
Herzlichen Dank, Udo! Ja, ob man sein Geld in den Klingelbeutel steckt oder einem Lama zukommen lässt, gibt sich nichts:-)
9 months ago.
 Edna Edenkoben
Edna Edenkoben club
Die übersetzung lautet langes haar? ;-) Wie dem auch sei, HFF, ein sonniges wochenende und bleib g'sund!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Edna Edenkoben club
;-))) Die Bhutanerinnen haben oft langes Haar;-)
9 months ago.
Edna Edenkoben club
has replied to Gudrun club
Na, dann passt's ja! :-) Ich hatte das auf den ersten blick allerdings für eine skandinavische sprache gehalten, aber das ist ja fast das gleiche. Norwegen ist ja nicht so weit weg von Nordbhutan ;-)
8 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Edna Edenkoben club
In Nordbhutan war ich gar nicht, wir hatten keine Yak-Karawane und Trekkingtour hatte ich auch nicht gebucht;-)
8 months ago.
Edna Edenkoben club
has replied to Gudrun club
Musst du ja auch nicht. Ich sagte es nur wegen der ähnlichkeit der beiden sprachen ;-)))
8 months ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Nice shot, thanks for the interesting notes.

HFF and stay safe.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Doug Shepherd club
Thank you so much, DOug!
9 months ago.
 Ernst Doro
Ernst Doro club
Happy Fence Friday to All of You
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Ernst Doro club
Danke, gleichfalls!
9 months ago.
 Falk Preusche
Falk Preusche club
Sehr interessante Fahnen vor dem Zaun. HFF, Gudrun.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Falk Preusche club
Besten Dank, Falk! Die sieht man dort überall:-)
9 months ago.
 Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg club
Wächst da auch Hopfen?? ;-DD

Healthy HFF, Gudrun - xund bleiben und durchhalten!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Dida From Augsburg club
Tausend Dank, Dida! Nee, auf über 3000 wächst grad noch ein bissle Buchweizen;-)
9 months ago.
 Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein club
HFF Gudrun!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Erhard Bernstein club
Danke vielmals, Erhard!
9 months ago.
 Petar Bojić
Petar Bojić club
HFF and a good weekend!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Petar Bojić club
Many thanks, Petar!
9 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
An interesting image and information, Gudrun. HFF, stay safe and best wishes for the weekend.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to tiabunna club
Thanks a lot, George! Have a good weekend and take care!
8 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
That looks unusual my friend.

HFF, have a safe weekend. Herb
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Herb Riddle club
Thank you, Herb! Unusual to our western eyes but quite common there.
8 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Interesting photo and narrative Gudrun, Thank you.
HFF and a good weekend but stay safe.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Thank you so much, Roger! It's a totally different culture to ours.
8 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
They look spectacular Gudrun! HFF.
Have a good weekend and stay safe.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thanks very much, Rosa! In Bhutan you can see them everywhere!
8 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Thanks for the wishes Gudrun, who knows? they may be lucky.

HFF keep safe and healthy!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to John Lawrence club
Thank you, John! They also have Covid, I'm afraid, but obviously have managed to prevent further transmission within the country.
8 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Bel alignement !****
HFF Gudrun.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Jocelyne Villoing club
Merci beaucoup, Jocelyne!
8 months ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
A beautiful image Gudrun. I love these wind flags. I have never heard of them before but they make a striking image, particularly with the lovely blue sky behind them. HFF and have a good weekend.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Ecobird club
Thanks a lot, Carol! The tall flags seem to be a Bhutanese speciality, but the usual multicoloured small prayer flags are also everywhere.
8 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Interessant ! Davon hatte ich bisher nichts gehört. Danke fürs Zeigen und Erklären, Gudrun ! HFF und ein sicheres Wochenende !
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Schönen Dank, Uli! Diese Sorte scheint ein Bhutan-special zu sein, aber die üblichen bunten Gebetsfahnen hat's natürlich auch:-)
8 months ago.
 grobi358
grobi358 club
HFF Gudrun, da Du die Fahnen sicher berührt hast bist Du vor allem Ungemach gefeit ;)) Bleib gesund!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to grobi358 club
Danke, Karsten! Die habe ich nicht berührt, aber vielleicht tun's die kleinen bunten auch:-)
8 months ago.
 antje p.
antje p. club
Ein wunderbares Bild, Gudrun!
HFF und gute Gesundheit auch für dich!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to antje p. club
Herzlichen Dank, Antje!
8 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbe image !
HFF et reste en bonne santé
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Madeleine Defawes club
Merci, Madeleine!
8 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A nicely detailed shot of the flags and the location looks lovely! I've heard of prayer flags, but the ones I've seen have been "pennant" style.........these are new to me :-)

HFF Gudrun..........and have a super weekend.
9 months ago. Edited 9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Keith Burton club
Thank you, Keith! I have seen the tall ones onla in Bhutan, the other ones are everywhere (I even brought some home with me;-)
8 months ago.
 FotoArt
FotoArt club
Das sind typische Bräuche und Rituale aus dem asiatischen Raum. Für uns Westeuropäer nicht immer so zu verstehen, da Glaube und Sitten dieser Länder sich stark von unseren unterscheiden.
HFF - bleib weiterhin gesund und munter.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to FotoArt club
Besten Dank, Jutta! Ja, für uns ist das völlig verwirrend! Bei den vielen Gottheiten kommt hinzu, dass die sowohl tibetische als auch Sanskrit -Namen haben... Am Ende der Reise war ich schon froh, Padmasambhava/ Guru Rinpoche zu erkennen;-)
8 months ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...was für ein schöner Brauch...HFF Gudrun und pass auf dich auf...
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Erika Akire club
Großen Dank, Erika! Vielleicht hilft's ja was;-)
8 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
HFF Gudrun Bleib Gesund!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Vielen Dank, Fred!
8 months ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
thanks a lot, HFF
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Mario Vargas club
Gracias, Mario!
8 months ago.
 Proxar
Proxar club
sehr schön, HFF!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Proxar club
Dank dir, Proxar!
8 months ago.
 Scott Holcomb
Scott Holcomb club
There is much to pray about now
HFF
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Scott Holcomb club
Thank you, Scott! Indeed, you can bet the lamas earn good money there;-)
8 months ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
The different customs and rituals of the people are incredibly fascinating.
A wonderful documentation, Gudrun!
HFF, and have a wonderful weekend.
Stay safe and well!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to * ઇઉ * club
Thank you so much, * ઇઉ * ! Buddhism is very much part of daily life in Bhutan.
A good and safe weekend to you too!
8 months ago.
 TOZ
TOZ club
Interesting Image Gudrun.
HFF stay safe TOZ
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to TOZ club
Thaks a lot, TOZ! Have a good weekend!
8 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
wieder was gelernt.
HFF!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Boarischa Krautmo club
Schönen Dank, Markus! Ich muss das immer erst nachlesen..;-)
8 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very interesting and well taken !
HFF & HWE !
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Nora Caracci club
Mille grazie, Nora! Have a goof weekend!
8 months ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
These are amazing!

HFF to you, Gudrun. :)
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Karen's Place club
Thanks very much, Karen! Just think of all the trees they felled for this;-)
8 months ago.
 niraK68
niraK68 club
bestimmt nicht so leicht aufzustellen. HFF Gudrun
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to niraK68 club
Dankr, Karin! Ich glaube, die sind schon geübt in sowas;-)
8 months ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Gudrun

A very nice picture, and great idea!!
Maybe we could all have one? (Or all have shares in one?)

Best Wishes, HFF, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
Peter
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Peter_Private_Box club
Thanks a lot, Peter! Oh yes, that would be nice, may be our wishes would come true:-)
8 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
An unusual and very interesting fence image, I hope that you have had a HFF and that your weekend is a nice one Gudrun
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Peter Castell club
Thank you so much, Peter! Enjoy your weekend!
8 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Interesting information about praying flags! Belated HFF and stay safe, Gudrun!
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Dimas Sequeira club
Many thanks, Dimas! The Bhutanese have so many dofferent prayer flags for different occasions it's quite confusing;-)
8 months ago.
 Esther
Esther club
I never knew about these.
9 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Esther club
Thank you, Esther! Nor did I before I traveled there, and I always have to look up all the details...
8 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
HFF Gudrun. It is always a delight to see prayer flags on a hill like this. There are many in Sikkim too...
Keep safe and well!
8 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Diana Australis club
Thanks a lot, Diana! Yes, Sikkim and Bhutan are neighbours and share their cultural heritage.
8 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
I have seen prayer flags on Panoramio, but they were multicoloured. These seem to have a more serious intent.
HFF, Gudrun, and enjoy your weekend.
8 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Amelia Heath club
hanks very much, Amelia! The multi coloured ones are also in widespread use, every mountain pass is covered with them:-) They have prayer flags for every occasion.
8 months ago.
 Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton club
I think we all need them for good luck and real protection from our unseen enemy. HFF keep safe in these days.
8 months ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Steve Paxton club
Thanks a lot, Steve! Take care and stay safe!
8 months ago.

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