Himalaya Dagger old Nepal Phurba Wooden Ritual Dagger Vajra Dorje Nepal Tribal Art Wooden phurwa handmade ethnic vintage tantric
Notice: due to lockdown in kathmandu, nepal. As most of the transit is in a lock-down state until further notice. Stay safe, keep your distance and stay home as much as you can. Let us help each other in as many ways as we can. Take care and be safe and make others be safe. Namaste and peace from nepaldescription of item. Length of phurba : 14.68 inches / 37.3 cms. Width of phurba : 1.22 inches / 3.1 cms. Weight of phurba : 124 gms / 0.274 lbs. This is a very beautiful handcrafted wooden phurba. 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 phur 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. This item is made of wood.