In Tibet and Nepal you'll find Prayer Flags everywhere! Prayer Flags became a popular folklore souvenir but they have a deeper meaning to the people of Nepal and Tibet. Prayer Flags are a constant reminder of the Divine. The mantras and pictures on the flags are said to grant protection and blessing to the whole universe. By hanging a prayer flag in the wind, problems and suffering will be transformed into Love. The colorful flags symbolize the five elements. As time goes by, the prayer flags dissolve due to the impact of the sun, wind and rain. This is indeed the idea of putting them out in the first place because in this way, the blessings merge with the five elements.