44*13" Antique Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Tantric Phurpa With Iron Stand Set Mahakala Phurpa Handmade Ethnic Vintage
This whole piece is made of iron, including the customized stand. Decorated in some color painting and stones inlayed. Iron is a hard metal. So when it comes to carving, it’s relatively difficult compare with copper or silver. What makes this piece unique and special. The dagger and the stand can be separate.
A Phurwa sometimes called a “magic dagger”, is a tantric ritual object used to conquer evil spirits and to destroy obstacles. It is utilized in magic rituals by high level tantric practitioners. The word Phurwa is used primarily in Central Tibet, while the word phurba is used more often in Kham, Amdo, and Ladakh. The component phurba in the word Phurwa is a Tibetan rendering of the Sanskrit word Kila, meaning peg or nail. The Phurwa is an implement that nails down as well as binds. It was thus by stabbing a Phurwa into the earth, and thereby nailing and binding the evil spirits, that Padmasambhava, regarded as the inventor of this implement, consecrated the ground on which the Samye monastery was established in the eighth century.
- Height (with stand): 44 cm
- Width : 13 cm
- Height : 14cm
- Weight: 3.207 kg