Huge 32” Antique Wooden Tantrik Vajrakilaya Phurba. Kila. Nepal.
This is fantastic!
The kīla – or phurba – is used as a ritual implement to signify stability on sacred ground/earth during ceremonies. Only those initiated in its use, or otherwise empowered, may wield it. The energy of the kīla is fierce, wrathful, piercing, affixing, transfixing. Those kīla or phurba that are wooden are for shamanic healing, harmonizing and energy work. Serpents are entwined on the blade.
As a tool of exorcism, the kīla may be employed to hold demons or “thoughtforms” in place. More esoterically, the kīla may serve to bind and pin down negative energies from the mindstream of an entity, person or thoughtform.
Most often these are used on all four corners of ground where a religious (temple or monastery) is to be built.
This came from the Kathmandu Valley has been in active use since the 1930s. Hand carved and hand painted by religious craftsmen. The base is relatively small and might need some additional weight to support this massive kīla – or phurba.
For the Serious Collector of powerful religious pieces.
This historic and sacred item has been sold. Thank you M.S. !!