three face phurba kila
three face phurba kila
three face phurba kila

3-Faced Phurba w/Silver Accents

    Phurbas (or kilas in Sanskrit) are ritual-pegs or ritual-daggers that have great significance in Tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism. Originally used in the context of non-Buddhist sacrificial rites involving animal victims, in the Tantric Buddhist context it functions as a symbol of enlightened-wrath of all buddhas that "cuts through aggression." A major Tantric deity among Tibetans is Vajrakilaya who holds in his hands a "cosmic phurba" that he uses to liberate sentient beings from their afflictive emotions.

    • Dark finish with silver accent
    • Brass
    • 6”
    • Made in Nepal


    The phurba (kila) is a ritual implement used in Tibetan Buddhist practices associated with different deities, and in particular Vajrakilaya or Dorje Phurba.