5 in 1 Prayer Wheel with Potala Incense Burner Top|
This is a unique and one of a kind 5 in 1 Copper Prayer Wheel in a beautiful Tibetan Potala Palace Design metal frame. The 5 copper prayer wheels are filled with paper rolls full of powerful Om Mani Mantra inside the hollow cylinder. The outer is embossed and soldered with two line Om Mani Mantra. The frame is soldered with various Tibetan designs and has 4 birds at each corner, 2 deer guarding the Gajura.
The top part is actually a lid that opens up completely. It has a chamber for incense burning. There are four holes to hold the incense that lay over a metal sheet. The lid has several small holes which work as exhaust for the incense smoke or fragrance.
The other unique feature of this prayer wheel is the bottom compartment over which the prayer wheels stand. There is a compartment which slides out completely from the side of the base. This compartment can be used to store the incense and match box or lighter.
Highly decorated with various Tibetan symbols and aesthetics, these work of arts hardly comes to the market. It takes about 7-10 days for a piece to be ready.
Prayer wheels have a very powerful purpose in the Tibetan culture.
Prayer Wheels are a manifestation of the Compassion Buddha's holy speech. Turning the prayer wheel with bodhichitta motivation while reciting the 6-syllable mantra will allow "one to collect more extensive merit to quickly achieve enlightenment than an arhat who abides for many years in the blissful state of peace for oneself alone." (Lama tubten Zopa Rinpoche) "..in the text by the 4th Panchen Lama, I translated a section in which Amitabha Buddha says, 'Anyone who recites the six syllables while turning the Dharma wheel at the same time is equal in fortune to the Thousand Buddhas,' and in which Shakyamuni Buddha says that turning the prayer wheel once is better than having done one, seven, or nine years of retreat." (Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche from the forward to WHEEL OF GREAT COMPASSION~ The Practice of the Prayer Wheel in Tibetan Buddhism by Lorne Ladner.
Dimension/Size: 12.5"L X 3"B X 9.5"(all measurements are maximum towards base and height)
Weight: 1200 grams