Antique Ritual Tantric Wooden Mahakala Dagger. Phurba. Central Tibet
Phurba, also Phurwa, is a ritual object used to dispel and destroy obstacles. It was originally used to mark out the perimeter of a sacred building (temple or monastery). Since then it was used in ritual and sacred ceremonies. The three sided blade represents control and cutting through the three root poisons of ignorance, desire and hatred… during the three times of past, present and future. Well covered there, wouldn’t you say?
Sun/moon near the top. Head of Buddha, then head of horse. Bird near bottom blade.
I really love these older phurbas and you can feel the authenticity when you squeeze it in your hand.
In pristine condition and undamaged. From a village on the Bagmati River.
Very rare! Older Phurbas in this condition, with this history are literally no longer available at this very low price range. Acquire it while you can.