11.5 Copper with Gold Gilded Tibetan Buddhism Hand Held Prayer Wheel from Nepal
11.5 Hand Held Prayer Wheel Copper Alloy with 24 Karat Gold Gilded. A prayer wheel is a cylindrical wheel on a spindle made from metal, wood, stone, leather or coarse cotton. Traditionally, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is written in Sanskrit on the outside of the wheel. Also sometimes depicted are Dakinis, Protectors and very often the eight auspicious symbols known as Ashtamangala. According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on the lineage texts regarding prayer wheels, spinning such a wheel will have much the same meritorious effect as orally reciting the prayers. According to the lineage texts on prayer wheels, prayer wheels are used to accumulate wisdom and merit(good karma) and to purify negativities(bad karma). In Buddhism, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have created a variety of skillful means to help bring practitioners ever closer to realizing enlightenment. The idea of spinning mantras relates to numerous practices whereby the practitioner visualizes mantras revolving around the nadis and especially around the meridian chakras such as the heart and crown. Therefore, prayer wheels are a visual aid for developing one’s capacity for these types of visualizations. The spiritual method for those practicing with a prayer wheel is very specific(with slight variations according to different Buddhist sects). The practitioner most often spins the wheel clockwise, as the direction in which the mantras are written is that of the movement of the sun across the sky. About this Ritual Item. This Hand Held Prayer Wheel is made of copper with 24 Karat Gold Gilded and decorated with semiprecious colorful stones. The prayer wheel is beautifully hand crafted by the master artisans of Patan, Nepal who been in the business from generations. Hand Held Prayer Wheel – Copper Alloy with 24 Karat Gold Gilded. Length of the Prayer Wheel. Height of the Wheel. Diameter of the Wheel. Copper Alloy with 24 Karat Gold Gilded and Wooden Handle. 0.6 kg / 1.3 lbs. The item “11.5 Copper with Gold Gilded Tibetan Buddhism Hand Held Prayer Wheel from Nepal” is in sale since Thursday, January 1, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Buddhism\Other Buddhism Collectibles”. The seller is “shakya_statues_trade” and is located in Patan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Nepal