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Prayer Wheel

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Address: Fort Road, Leh, India

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Magic of praying

I always loved these praying wheels. It should be all over India, not only to be Leh or manali or such budhist places. Keep praying.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Pune, India
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very impressive! We enjoy rolling the Mani wheel for many time to get merit and pray for all the world

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A prayer wheel is a cylindrical wheel (Tibetan: འཁོར་, Wylie: 'khor) 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 8 auspicious symbols Ashtamangala. At the core of the cylinder... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I always loved these praying wheels. It should be all over India, not only to be Leh or manali or such budhist places. Keep praying.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Although the Prayer Wheels are all over Leh and rest of Ladakh, the Wheels in the Gompa/Monastery are probably the best place to walk around to rotate, if you find any. We found the Lamayuru gompa's prayer wheels in the very entrance of the gompa, so we prayed. Watch for sharp edges/metal edges wherever you turn the wheel. Great experience.

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This prayer wheel you can find in the most of the places of ladakh, manali and kulu areas. This shows the traditional praying method practice of jammu peoples.

Thank Shiva S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

the place is peaceful and nice .you can feel the serenity of the prayer place the minute you step inside the arena. Long arrays of prayer when with Sanskrit inscriptions on them, dating back to the Chinese civilization give a real ancient feeling. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many, many copies of the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

You will this every now & then while travelling to Leh as it is a symbol of Buddhist religion. We saw many boddhist & lamas chanting while moving with this wheel. interesting!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

moving the prayer wheels in a clockwise direction is a calming and centring experience - very personal and meditative

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Feel the prayer wheel and then do the prayer this place is situated in the main market and anytime you can visit the same.

Thank Anuj C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

One interesting thing that I found in Ladakh was the Prayer Wheels. Either there will be a big prayer wheel where one would do a clock-wise pratikrama praying for something or there will be several small wheels (like the one shown in the photo) where you would just pass through and touch / rotate the wheels praying for something. Whenever... More 

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