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Prayer Wheels @ Buddhist Temple, Manali

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 5 May 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Spinning these spindles / prayer wheels is a tibetian buddhist tradition .According to the lineage texts on prayer wheels, prayer wheels are used to accumulate wisdom and merit (good karma) and to purify negativities (bad karma)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

5 May 2011 6:51am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I've seen these in documentary TV programmes, but never knew what the spinning did. Thanks for the info

5 May 2011 7:48am

thami from Morocco

Un rituel spirituel bien observé!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

5 May 2011 8:43am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

These prayer wheels are fascinating. Excellent documentary shot, Sunder. I like the way we see this man spinning the wheels.

5 May 2011 11:25am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, we have similar prayer wheels in Japan, too. Nice capture.

5 May 2011 11:31am


fine colours, good frame

5 May 2011 11:39am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

A picture always interesting. Well done.

5 May 2011 11:44am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent documentary style shot Sunder! Beautifully framed! ;-)

5 May 2011 12:55pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

interesting theme very well framed!

5 May 2011 12:55pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

belles couleurs rose et verte pour accompagner ces prières !!!!

5 May 2011 1:00pm

Phil Morris from Canada

Kids would love this and yet be too tiny to spin unless you lifted them. A wonderful
prayer tradition keeps the interest up while the sermon is being performed. Great
photo and wonderful decorative effect for the temple.

5 May 2011 1:32pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine action shot of this religious practice. Nice framing and capture of the person along the wheels.

5 May 2011 3:01pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A great tradition,thanks for explaining! and it is a beautiful shot too!

5 May 2011 3:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous capture

5 May 2011 4:42pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I love these prayers ... sounds in the wind ... great way to pray! A hug, Adela

5 May 2011 5:33pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely shot

5 May 2011 6:32pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A moving shot…

5 May 2011 6:50pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Interesting documentary

5 May 2011 8:07pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Nice photojournalism. Lovely color and light!

5 May 2011 10:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I saw some of these in Japan, too. An excellent shot.

5 May 2011 10:36pm

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful custom.....great shot!

6 May 2011 12:10am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice shot. Did you give the wheels a spin?

6 May 2011 12:23am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

great custom!!interesting!!

6 May 2011 12:23am

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

A superb capture,Nice shot!

6 May 2011 2:45am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What an interesting find! A nice PoV as this man partakes in this tradition. And the lighting does a great job of revealing what is on the wheels.

6 May 2011 2:48am