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Buddhist prayer wheel

Posted by
Prakash (New Delhi, India) on 30 October 2013 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Prayer wheels are devices inscribed with mani prayers and containing sutra scrolls attached to their axels. Each turn of a prayer wheel represents a recitation of the prayer inside and transports it to heaven. Varying in size from thimbles to oil drums, with some the size of buildings, prayer wheels can be made of wood, copper, bronze, silver or gold. They can be turned by wind or water or rotated by hand and are often stuffed with prayers handwritten in pieces of cloth

Canon EOS 60D 4/5 seconds F/8.0 ISO 400 250 mm
 

Canon EOS 60D
4/5 seconds
F/8.0
ISO 400
250 mm