Nepal’s biggest stupa turns to biodegradable prayer flags

Prakash Mathema
The Jakarta Post
December 19, 2021

Nepal’s largest stupa, one of the holiest pilgrimage sites in Tibetan Buddhism, was festooned with biodegradable prayer flags on Saturday after devotees replaced the more common synthetic version with a greener alternative.

Colourful prayer flags – which have auspicious symbols and prayers inscribed on them – are an integral part of Buddhist rituals.

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