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Phurba Case - 9"

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. As the phurba is considered a "commitment-object" by those who practice the meditation of Vajrakilaya, this phurba case is a respectful way of storing it while in transit or when not in use.

  • Sturdy three-sided case
  • Brocade exterior
  • 9" in length
  • Made in Nepal