Length of Phurba : 9.76 Inches / 24.8 Cms. 1.25 Inches / 3.2 Cms. 518 Grams / 1.142 Lb. Padmasambhava is widely assumed to have invented the phurba. Padmasambhava used the phurpa to consecrate the ground when he established the Samye monastery in the 8th century.
The phurba can be used to tether negative energies during ceremonies, or as a stabilizer. The Phurba is triple sided Tibetan ritual dagger or stake. Tibetan meaning for Phurba refers to a stake used for tethering or a peg used for securing a tent.While other objects of similar shape can be considered Phurba, it is usually a knife with three distinct segments, one of which is a characterstic three - sided blade or point. The segments and the triple blade represent the three spirit worlds, while the Phurba as a whole symbolizes the "worlds axis" bring all three worlds together. This ritual Buddhist dagger or dart symbolizes the slaying or destruction of foe or obstructions. This ritual object is usually made of various clay, woods, metals or human or monkey bones or a combination which is considered a powerful element for driving away evil spirits, however wood and bone are also used and often required for certain ritual events.
The lower part of the blade is said to represent "Method" while the handle "Wisdom". These would have been two objects that were vital in the survival of people in these hash regions. The Phurba is patterned after an ancient Vedic tool, a stake used to tether sacrifical animals.
It is also regarded as a powerful weapon which subdues evil spirits and negative energies, transforming them into positive forces. The Phurba also Phurpa is a ritual dagger (not meant to actually hurt in any way a sentient living being, the blade is not sharp).It is used against evil spirits by the tantric practioner. The idea is not release the spirit out of its suffering and thereby buide it to a better rebirth. A spirit (more commonly the ghost in the west) is a non physical being which lingers in confusion between differnt realms. By plunging the dagger in it, it will be thrown out of its confussion and thus gets the chance to be reborn (probably a lower kind than human realm). Phurba is used as a means of destroying voilence, hatred, and aggression by tying them to the blade of the phurba and then vanquishing them with its tip. Phurba (Ritual Dagger) is used in the ritual slaying of negative emotions, such as anger. It is regarded as possessing magical powers, and is an essential artifact uses sacred mask dances. It is therefore that the phurba is not a physical weapon, but a spiritual implement, and should be regarded as such. The Phurbas were traditionally for the use of hunting down the demons. Certain demons however, are immune to attack from any earthly weapon. We are committed to your 100% satisfaction. Have any questions, please communicate if I dont resolve, then use your legal rights. It'll just take you 1 minute and will be heartily appreciated. Welcome to contact me with any issue anytime and it will be responded as soon as possible. As most of transit are in lock-down state until further notice. Stay Safe, keep distance and stay home as much as you can.
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The item "Antique Mahakala Iron phurwa Tibetan Buddhism Holder Dagger kila Phurba Handmade" is in sale since Thursday, April 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Buddhism\Other Buddhism Collectibles". The seller is "tibetan_store" and is located in kathmandu. This item can be shipped worldwide.