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Tibetan prayer wheels (called Mani wheels by the Tibetans) are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many, many copies of the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum, printed in an ancient Indian script or in Tibetan script, are wound around an axle in a protective container, and spun around and around.
Made in Ladakh
This video features timelapse sequences from 12 different locations in the northern part of the Himalayan region Ladakh - Pangong Tso lake - Tsomoriri lake - Kargil - Leh - Khardungla Pass - Nubra Valley - Diksit Valley - Likir Monastery - Chang La Pass - Moonland Cameras: - Canon 5D Mark II - /w Magic Lantern - Canon 500D - /w Magic Lantern Music: Epic Score - Sirens Call (with permission)
Sankar Gompa. "Some 20 monks, attached to the main monastery at Spituk live and worship here. Built in the 19th century during the lifetime of the previous Bakula Rinpoche, the three-storey gompa houses a richly painted dukhang dedicated to the White Tara and also to Kangyur Lhakhang. The murals depict scenes from monastic life and there are also fine images of Avalokitesvara, Tsongkhapa and Vajrabhairava." Kashmir: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com