Kartika Knife | Religious Artifacts | Ancient Practices

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Kartika Knife

About The Ritual Item :

Kartika is a ceremonial Buddhist ritual weapon that resembles a half moon knife or chopper and is topped with a Vajra that serves as a grip for the blade. The Vajra-topped curved knife, also known as the flaying knife, is also referred to as the 'knife of the dakinis.'

Kartika Knife represents the separation of all material and earthly ties, whereas the vajra represents the elimination of ignorance, so opening the door to enlightenment.

Introduction To The Kartika Knife :

While the Kartika is used in many Buddhist rituals, generally in connection with the kapala (skullcap), it is especially essential in the Tibetan practice of Chöd, a ritual involving self-sacrifice in which the practitioner visualizes their own body as an offering at a tantric feast. The Kartika is also famous for its use in the Tibetan sky burial ritual, in which the bodies of the dead are cut into small pieces and left on top of special gats or burial platforms for the vultures to consume. Unexpectedly, the Kartika is also used in Feng Shui practice.

Size: 32 cm(Height) and 30 cm(Base)
Weight: 3.478 kg

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