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Ceremonial Phurba.  Mahakala. Hand carved in Boxwood.  Hand polished.  Kathmandu Valley.  Nepal

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The phurba – aka kila – was and is used as a ritual implement to signify stability on sacred grounds/earth  during ceremonies.


As a tool of exorcism, the kila can hold demons in place . . . binding and pinning down negative energies from the mind stream of an entity or person.


Another use is when a religious building is being placed, such as a temple or monastery.  Phurbas are driven in the ground in four places before construction begins.


Finally, phurbas are regularly used for shamanic healing, harmonizing and energy work.


This phurba is a piece of art!  Hand carved and polished in boxwood, it has many of the elements of the Hindu and Buddhist religions.  Mahākāla – the figure on the top – is a protector deity known as a dharmapala in Vajrayana Buddhism.  Also notice the serpents on the blade and details throughout.


Stand not included.


This item has been sold.  Thanks M.S. !




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