Around 200 of these magnificent prayer wheels will surround The Great Stupa. A sponsorship (which covers the cost of prayer wheels, mantras, bearings and axle, handle, shipping and mounting) is $4,888 per wheel. The names of the sponsors will be displayed above the Prayer Wheels. The prayer wheels will be covered with a beautiful slate canopy.
They are handcrafted from copper in Nepal by the finest artisans. Inscribed with ‘OM MANI PADME HUM’ on the outside, this mantra is also repeated on a scroll inside the prayer wheel 20 million times.
Just touching and turning a prayer wheel brings incredible purification and accumulates unbelievable merit. Spinning the prayer wheel clockwise will have much the same meritorious effect as orally reciting the prayers. Prayer wheels are used as an aid to meditation and as a means of accumulating wisdom, good karma, and means of putting bad karmas and negative energy aside.