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.
This handcrafted handheld prayer wheel is made of brass and inlayed with turquoise, lapis lazuli and coral. The wooden handle has also been inlayed. The beautiful decoration features Om Mani Padme Hum in Tibetan script three times. 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.
Width: approx. 6cm
Handmade in Nepal, minor flaws and rustic finished add to the artistic beauty of the prayer wheel.
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