You will love this finely crafted handheld prayer wheel! Beautifully detailed, it features intricate filigree designs along with turquoise stone inlays around the wheel and top. The compassion mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, is written along the outside in sanscrit script. Inside are scrolls containing mantras and prayers which multiply with each turn. It can be opened to add your own prayers.
A prayer wheel is a spiritual tool for widely distributing loving, compassionate and kind blessings with your positive wishes for yourself, all those you care for, as well as all [sentient] beings.Just as the wind activates prayer flags with similar blessings and wishes, prayer wheels are activated by turning them clockwise, mostly with one’s own hand.
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 well to multiply the number of prayers they expressed by millions. Buddhist also believes that by spinning the well, 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 : 16.5 cm long
Weight: 660 grams
Copper, turquoise stones and light wood
Made in Bhutan