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By:Alice

What is Hada?

Hada, a long narrow scarf made of silk, embodies purity and good fortune.


Hada is an unique thing in Tibetan custom. Most of the hadas in Tibet are pure white. When you meet local Tibetans for the first time, they will present Hada with two hands.
Apart from normal white hada. There are also five-colored hadas with blue, white, yellow, green and red color.
The five-colored hada is used to worship Buddha and make colored arrows. According to Buddhism, the five-colored hada is the costume of Buddha, so, it's only used in some certain condition.
 

White hada refers to cloud and contains the  pureness, kindness, auspicious, and beauty of the world.
 

Blue hada refers to the sky and represents wisdom, health, eternity, peace and loyalty.
 

Red hada refers to space guardian deity and contains all the kindness, prosperous wishes and blessings.
 

Yellow hada refers to the earth and embodies nobility and supremacy, which is often used in religion ceremonies.
 

Green hada refers to water in rivers and represents prosperity, reproduction and hope.
 

There are 3 kinds of Hada: Special Class Neiku Hada, First Class Axi Hada, Second Class Suxi Hasa.
Axi Hada and Suxi Hasa have upper, middle, lower levels.
Neiku Hada is the Special Class Hada of imperial family. The Neiku Hada is wide and long with fine material. It has Great Wall pattern at edge and Eight Auspicious Badges and blessings on the Hada. 
 

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