Stock Photo Description
Stock photo of a Tibetan woman in Leh city of Ladakh turning Buddhist prayer wheel during a pilgrimage to the Holy Buddhist sites. This portrait reveals a face with skin aged by the extreme sunlight and dry winds which is normal at such high altitudes in the Himalayas. The Tibetan woman is a devout Buddhist and uses the prayer wheel to focus, concentrate and meditate on the Buddha philosophy. Within the prayer wheel itself is a miniature scroll which contains many written prayers and it is said every time the Tibetan prayer wheel rotates it sends out these prayers to the world and beyond.