This beautiful hand held prayer wheel is approximately 7 Inches in length, the wheel is 2.5 Inches in diameter and weighs 0.24 lbs. It is carved with OM MANI PADME HUM mantra and small turquoise and coral stone on the wheel along with eight auspicious symbols carved at the top of the wheel. Prayer wheels have been used for centuries in Tibet and it was originally created to say mantras. Prayer wheels have mantras carved outside or paper scroll of mantras inside. It is believed that when you spin prayer wheel, it is same as saying prayers loud.