Prayer Wheels have been used for centuries in Tibet. They were originally created as a way to say the mantras. When you spin a prayer wheel, it is the same as saying the prayer out loud. Another word for prayer wheel is mani wheel. The prayer wheels in this section include standing prayer wheels, wall-mounted prayer wheels, and handheld prayer wheels. Standing prayer wheels, especially large garden prayer wheels, and our wall-mounted prayer wheels, can be placed outside (we suggest in a covered area) and as the wind blows the prayer wheel it is similar to the effect of the wind blowing the prayer flags. As the wind blows the prayer wheel, it turns and is the same as if you said the prayer, or if you were to spin the prayer wheel yourself.