Horse Head Copper Phurba
Horse Head Copper Phurba

Horse Head Copper 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.

  • Dark finish with silver accents
  • Brass
  • 6” 
  • Fine, detailed craftsmanship
  • Made in Nepal

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