vajrayana Buddhism protection. Mahakala.
Silver 925, copper,
agate called nan hong of Yunnan.
Dimensions 8cm/ 2cm
The Phurba is a dagger to defeat demons. It was introduced into Tibetan Buddhism by Phadmasambhava and is a symbol of the transmutation of negative forces.
Often made of stones, bone, or iron, Phurba daggers from Tibetan Buddhist temples are easily recognizable by their triple-sided blade. Used in rituals to drive out unwanted spirits, Phurba acts spiritually to immobilize demonic spirits and sometimes kill them in the hope that they will be reincarnated in better places....
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Mahakala is practiced and revered in all the "tantric" schools of Tibetan Buddhism. However, it is portrayed in different ways, each with distinct qualities and aspects. It is also considered to be the emanation of different beings, namely Avalokite-vara (tibetan Chenrezig) or Cakrasamvara (Tibetan Korlo Demchog, or 'khor-lo bde-mchog according to the Wylie system) in the Kagy-apa and Shangpa traditions. There are several kinds of forms of Mahakala which as a protector is emanated from the essence of the tantra for which he is responsible. Thus, there are special protectors in the tantras fathers, mothers and non-duels of the Mahamudra, other types and forms of protectors exist in schools that claim to be Dzogchen....
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