Prayer wheel
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Orientation 3
Display 5

ABR 025

 Code: ABR 025

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1700 - 1800

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 9.3 x 14.5 x 9.3

  Materials: Copper and silver

Prayer wheel 

Prayer wheels are not only used by monks and nuns but are also especially popular with Buddhist lay practitioners. The clockwise spinning of such wheels is believed to bring many meritorious rewards by distributing the mantras they contain throughout the universe. The perimeters of large Stupa monuments are often lined with large prayer wheels made of copper. These are constantly kept in motion by countless worshipers while they circle around the monuments reciting prayers. Many practitioners also use handheld prayer wheels such as the one exhibited here.