Buddhist prayer wheels are turned clockwise to release the prayers and mantras that are rolled up inside it into the heavens. All the while saying the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra out load or silently to oneself. Tibetan Buddhist believe that saying this mantra invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.
These handcrafted hand held prayer wheels are made of copper and brass with a wooden handle. The beautiful embossed decoration features the 8 Auspicious Symbols and Om Mani Padme Hum in Rajana script. A solid brass counterweight on a chain helps the wheel spin.
Inside are scrolls containing mantras and prayers. It can be opened to add your own prayers. The cap can be reattached by pushing down slightly over the metal rod in the centre of the prayer wheel.
Length: approx. 26cm
Width: approx. 6cm
Handmade in Nepal, minor flaws and rustic finished add to the artistic beauty of the prayer wheel and give each one its own charm.
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