Om mani padme hum is a Buddhist mantra. It means “Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus”; the jewel being the Buddha.
It is believed that the more times the mantra is prayed, the greater protection against evil.
Buddhists display this mantra on flags, stones and wheels. The wind and the turning of the wheels release the mantra out into the world.
I used the mantra to help on steep climbs and in the higher altitude when I was walking one step at a time.
In many of the villages there were very large wheels and in the morning we would see villagers spinning the wheel in morning prayer. I loved the wheels and spin them every chance I get. I’ll add photo from camera of large wheel.