Sutra streamers put up by believers in Tibet to pray for good luck, which can be seen everywhere in Tibet. [photo/Alaskan Snow's blog]
Red, yellow, blue, white and green are the five favored color of the Tibetan, symbolizing the sun, the earth, the sky, cloud and water respectively in the Buddhist Scriptures.
The five elements suggested by the five colors together constitute the universe, specifically, the material base on which life depends.
Life are believed to experience endless bound of birth and death in the world composed by these five elements, unless it gets enlightened and attains Nirvana, according the Buddhism.
These five colors can be seen everywhere in Tibet.
The walls of houses are often painted in white, red or yellow. To be specific, the house walls of ordinary people are in white; the walls of temples are in red while the house walls of a Rinpoche are in yellow to show respect.
The robes of monks are often in red except that the Rinpoche's robes can be in yellow.
Sutra streamers put up by devout believers to pray for good luck are of all these five colors in a strict order, i.e. blue, white, red, yellow and green.From: China Tibet Online