Monday, November 17, 2008

Photo of the Week - Prayer Wheels

Prayer wheels are a popular and colourful sight in the monasteries and gompas of Buddhist Nepal, Tibet and India. Engraved in Sanskrit, people spin the wheels (always clockwise) to send out their prayers or mantras and are apparently the equivalent of speaking the mantras. Watching monks slowly walk and spin the wheels seems to bring a very serene and peaceful state.

3 comments:

iWalk said...

Yeah, There are at least two lines of Prayer wheels outside the gates of every temples in Tibet.

Yeah, I could feel the peaceful mood they gave me when I spun the wheels.

Mark H said...

@iwalk: I felt very calm when I spun the wheels - they seem to be in that type of environment.

Funnerizing said...

nice pic.

 
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