Prayer Wheels

Prayer Wheel

Prayer Wheels

A prayer wheel is a cultural & ritual Dharma object used by Tibetans practicing Buddhism.

The traditional prayer wheel consists of a cylinder filled with mantras and free to rotate around an axis. According to the beliefs associated with this object, operate such a mill has the same spiritual value that recite the prayer mantra, prayer is supposed to spread and in the air as if she was pronounced.

The mills often arranged in a long series are set in motion one after the other by the faithful that passes in front of them. The faithful move the mills with his right hand. And the mill must be turned in the direction clockwise, so that the mantra is read in the sense that it was written.