Praying machine

a wheel on which prayers are pasted by Buddhist priests, who then put the wheel in rapid revolution. Each turn in supposed to have the efficacy of an oral repetition of all the prayers on the wheel. Sometimes it is moved by a stream.

See also: Praying

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The ballet ensemble of the Slovenian National Theatre in Ljubljana is incorporating a revival of Giselle in its repertoire this year, along with a new national ballet called The Praying Machine, set to Laibah band music, and choreographed by Dragan Zivadinov.