The wheels of wisdom

Prayer Wheels at Hemis monastery!

Traditionally made to inculcate knowledge, wisdom and good karma, now with time they are assumed to bring luck. Though now many think turning them will bring good, traditionally they were made to pass on information and knowledge. With the core of the life tree, they have a message wrapped around them. This was mainly used to pass on information to all, esp. Illiterate people who would be indirectly educated by humming prayers inscribed on them.

Small: A4: 11.69 X 8.27 inches
Medium: A3: 16.53 X 11.69 inches
Large: 2 X 3 feet : 24 X 36 inches