Antique Phurba | Decorative Buddhist Dagger | Tantric Rituals

SKU: 150SPhurba


Phurba Ritual Dagger

The ritual dagger (Sanskrit: Kila; Tibetan: phurba) is essential to the dispelling of evil and is understood as being especially helpful in neutralizing the forces that impede Tantric Buddhist practice. Its origins are ancient, appearing in the Indian Rg Veda as the central blade of the vajra that Indra used to slay the primordial cosmic snake Vritra. Its Sanskrit term, kila, which means peg or stake, was probably linked to Vedic sacrifices.


Size: 4.5cm(Height) and 30cm(Base)
Weight: 0.716 kg