This finely crafted handheld prayer wheel features intricate filigree designs with red and blue jade stone inlays. Handmade, the wheel is made of brass and copper with a hand carved wooden handle and a dangling lotus flower.Inside are scrolls containing mantras and prayers which multiply with each turn.It can be opened to add your own prayers.
The prayers wheels is ubiquitous in Bhutan. The cylindrical wheel ranges from hand-held to huge powered wheel which are filled with prayers mantras. Monks and devotees spin the wheel to multiply the number of prayers they expressed by millions. Buddhist also believes that by spinning the wheel, it helps to concentrate the mind on the mantras and the prayers they are reciting.
The Mani wheels (handheld) are used when one walks around places like monasteries and chortens (a religious structure containing Buddhist relics). They are sometimes carried around for hours, and even on long pilgrimages. Spin the wheel clockwise whenever you feel like spreading love and compassion. We hope it brings you continuous good wishes and joy!
dimension : 20 cm long, 7.5 cm wide
Weight: 395 grams
Brass, Copper, blue and red jade stones, light wood
Made in Bhutan