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Buddhist flag

The Buddhist flag was originally designed by the Colombo Committee in 1885 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Buddhist flag was published in the Sarasavi Sandaresa newspaper on 17 April 1885 and first hoisted in public on 28 April 1885.

The Buddhist flag comprises six vertical bands, each representing a colour of the aura which Buddhists believe emenated from the body of the Buddha when he attained Enlightenment. They are (from the left of the flag to the right of the flag):

  • Blue representing the spirit of universal compassion.
  • Yellow representing the Middle Way.
  • Red representing the blessings of practice (achievement, wisdom, virtue, fortune and dignity).
  • White representing the purity of Dhamma.
  • Orange representing the wisdom of the Buddha's teachings.
  • A combination of all five colours representing a compounding of each colour in the aura's spectrum. This compound color is referred to as the truth of the Buddha's teachings or Pabbhassara meaning 'essence of light'.

A Buddhist flag flying at the Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

A Buddhist flag flying at the Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Buddhist flag 150x90cm
Dimensions for flag 1500x900mm
Buddhist 150x90cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: OTH-BUDDHIST/L
$22.00
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Buddhist bunting 30 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 30 flags 230x150mm
Buddhist bunting has 30 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: OTH-BUDDHIST/SF30
$59.00
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