"Prayer Wheel" in Cashmere, 1857. Creator: Unknown.

"Prayer Wheel" in Cashmere, 1857. Creator: Unknown.

2-979-620 - The Print Collector/Heritage Images

"Prayer Wheel" in Cashmere, 1857. '...the interior of a Lama Temple, with a prayer-wheel at work. These wheels are about ten feet high by eight or ten in diameter, made of large rolls of cloth, on which the Lama faith is written, and inclosed in a wooden case painted all over with facetious and not very correct representations of gods, devils, &c. They turn on a pivot, and are pulled round by a strap in the manner represented; the Lamas fancying themselves on the high road to heaven all the time, pulling day and night, and not having time in consequence to wash'. From "Illustrated London News", 1857.

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People Information

  1. Unknown, attributed to: :

Geographic Hierarchy

World Asia India

  1. 20 00 00 N , 077 00 00 E

World Asia Ladākh

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Category Hierarchy

Locations & Buildings Places of Worship

Religion & Belief Buddhism

People Other

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 2404x1722
File Size : 4,043kb


  1. ILN_1857_Page_230_c.jpg
  1. 1857
  1. 0580085830
  1. 2-979-620
  1. 2979620

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