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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 October 24, 2016
Debasis1409
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Pune, India
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 October 24, 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 October 15, 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 October 13, 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.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 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 October 10, 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 September 19, 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 September 16, 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Prayer Wheel also available in different places in leh-ladakh for holy prayer method of prayer of tibbits.just like prayer wheel also at dharamshala [HP].

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