Prayer wheels at the Tibetan refugee self-help centre in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is just as effective as reciting the sacred texts aloud. This belief derives from the Buddhist belief in the power of sound and the formulas to which deities are subject. For many Buddhists, the prayer wheel also represents the Wheel of the Law (or Dharma) set in motion by the Buddha.
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- Darjeeling and Ghum hill stations in West Bengal, India*