This antique handheld prayer wheel made of brass has a truly sophisticated look with intricate gemstone embellishments. Handcrafted to look vintage, this rare piece has its body of the wheel covered in leather. The prayer wheel features turquoise, coral, and naga shell accents with a hand-carved wooden handle. It is an ideal gift for all vintage collectors who appreciate the beauty of antique and authentic items.
Inside the wheel are scrolls containing mantras and prayers like Om Mani Padme Hum, which multiply with each turn. It can be opened to add other prayers too. The compassion mantra invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.
Prayer or Mani wheels are cylindrical wheels mounted on a spindle so they can be easily spun. They are often found in temples or monasteries. Scrolls holding mantras and prayers are inside the wheel. It is believed that those who rotate the prayer wheels can gain much the same meritorious effects as those who recite the mantras orally. The Buddhist practitioners spin the wheel clockwise, as the direction in which the mantras are written is that of the sun’s movement. Prayer wheels are believed to purify a soul and accumulate incredible merit as they are turned.
dimension: 16 cm long and 9.5 cm large
Weight: 485 grams
Material: Brass, Copper, wood, turquoise, coral, and naga shell
Please note that these kinds of antique handmade items will always have a few imperfections which are what makes them so beautiful and real.