Man twirling a beautiful silver prayer wheel with one hand and fingering prayer beads with the other at the Gustor festival, Spituk Gompa, Leh, Ladakh. The prayer wheel contains a long circular scroll twined around the centre containing prayers/mantras. Each revolution of the prayer wheel is as meritorious as reading the inscription aloud as many times as it is written on the scroll. The mantra Om Mane Padme Hum is frequently chanted at the same time the wheel is twirled. A shadow of the ornate monastery roof line appears on the wall.
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From Spituk Gustor festival