Sunday, July 01, 2012

Prayer wheels

A prayer wheel is an empty drum that holds a lot of mantras and prayers and with each turn the prayers are sent to heaven. The drums could be metal and in this case, wood and are usually intricately decorated. These are beautiful prayer wheels. The faithful, in their kora around the perimeter of the monastery file past these row of prayer wheels would turn them and keep them turning. It's a beautiful sight to behold. I think it is a wonderful concept.

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