Monday, August 25, 2008

Mani Wheels

Electric Mani Wheel containing 45 different types of Mantras. For sale RM400

Mani wheels are found all over Tibet and in areas influenced by Tibetan culture. There are many types of mani wheels and by far the hand held ones are the most popular as most Tibetans carry them around daily as well as on pilgrimages. Tibetan buddhists believe that chanting the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hung" invokes the blessings of Chenrezig (Kuan Yin), the embodiment of compassion. The wheel is spinned clockwise.

Tibetan prayer wheels contain hundreds, thousands, even millions of mantras written on strips of papers or on microfilms. With 1 rotation of the mani wheel containing X number of mantras, it is deemed that X number of chants have been recited.

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