Prayer Wheel.Wall Hanging.Tibetan Vintage.Auspicious Symbols.Universal Mantra of Compasion Om Mani Padme Hum.
Unit weight:23.6 oz /670 gr aprox. Height:20 cm /7.8 inch aprox. Lenght:19.5 cm /7.6 inch aprox. Width:8 cm /3.1 inch approx. A fantastic vintage tibetan prayer wheel with a hand work carving wooden frame. A fvery beautiful work made 100% by hand. If this is your case, contact me for more details. A prayer wheelis a cylindrical wheel tibetan:, . Wylie:khor lo on aspindlemade frommetal, wood, stone, leatheror coarsecotton. Traditionally, themantraom mani padme humis written intibetan or newari or sanskrit, on the outside of the wheel. Also sometimes depicted aredakinis, protectors and very often the 8 auspicious symbolsashtamangala. At the core of the cylinder is a “life tree” often made of wood or metal with certain mantras written on or wrapped around it. Many thousands (or in the case of larger prayer wheels, millions) of mantras are then wrapped around this life tree. The mantra om mani padme hum is most commonly used, but other mantras may be used as well. According to thetibetan buddhist tradition based on the lineage texts regarding prayer wheels, spinning such a wheel will have much the same meritorious effect asorallyrecitingthe prayers. The short and familiar name that people call the prayer wheels is mani (mani wheels). The concept of the prayer wheel is a physical manifestation of the phrase “turning the wheel ofdharma, ” which describes the way in which thebuddha taught. Prayer wheels originated from the school of shakyamuni sutra, pagoda and temple’ which states that, those who set up the place for worship, use the knowledge to propagate the dharma to common people, should there be any man or woman who are illiterate and unable to read the sutra, they should then set up the prayer wheel to facilitate those illiterate to chant the sutra, and the effect is the same as reading the sutra. According to the tibetan tradition, the prayer wheel lineage traces back to the famous indian master, arya nagarjuna. Tibetan texts also say that the practice was taught by the indian buddhist masters tilopa and naropa as well as the tibetan masters marpa and milarepa. These 4 great masters have left many teachings that may you would love to read. All the old texts about them are extremely beautiful, important , meanful and powerful. The mantra is written in sanskrit and inside , the mantras are in tibetan language. Get the benefits of spining the wheel at your place. This item is made of cooper and wood, mantras paper roll.