In India, people tie these knots at holy places to make wishes. I clicked this photograph last year during my visit to Mahakumbh in Allahabad, U.P.
P is for Prayers on April 18
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P.S. During my Gangtok (Sikkim, India) Tour I learned a lot about Buddhism. People following Buddhism tie these prayer flags in different areas. It is believed that when winds pass though those multicolored flags, it spreads mantras written on them in the environment thus making it pious. See all photographs and read further information about Buddhist prayer flags and prayer wheels here: Gangtok in Photographs.
I found another interesting way of praying to God during my visit to Almora, Uttarakhand, India. Believers wrote their wishes on affidavits and hung them in the temple- you can read about it here- Golu Devta Temple
Have you ever tied these knots in any temple or mosque? Do you know any other way of praying to God? Please share your experiences or post your links of any related posts you have written!