8” Iron Phurba
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.
Iron phurbas are highly desirable among practitioners. They are second only to meteorite! And this iron phurbha is substantive – you have to see and feel it!
- Made in Nepal