Item ID:292783804468
Seller ID: himalayan-mart
Listing Type: Fixed Price Item
List Date: 10/23/2018
End Date: 11/01/2018
Category: Prayer Wheels
Location: Pulchowk, Lalitpur
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Finely handcarved 8" table top tibetan buddhist prayer wheel - handmade in nepal

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Tibetan Buddhist 8" Table Top Prayer Wheel - Handmade From Nepal 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 Table Top Prayer wheel is made of different types of metals like; copper, white metal and brass which is finely hand carved. This Table Top Prayer Wheel is hand crafted by the master artisans of Patan, Nepal. Purchase Details NameTable Top Prayer Wheel Total Height8" Size of the WheelHeight of the wheel: 5" Diameter of the wheel: 4.5" Diameter of the stand(base): 4.5" Material Copper, Brass, White Metal and Wood. Shipping Weight 676 grams(approximate) Ships FromPatan, Nepal

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