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Nepalese Prayerwheel

Image courtesy of Prof. Richley Crapo

Prayer wheels both large and small are used in Nepalese Buddhism. By twirling the weight on the end of the china, the body of the prayer wheel is rotated, causing prayers to ascend.

Prayer wheel from Nepal.

Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . admin. (2005, August 02). Nepalese Prayerwheel. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Anthropology/Anthropology_of_Religion/nepal_prayerwheel_jpg.htm. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License