Gandhanra Antique Tibetan Amulet,Cross Kartika(knife of the dakinis) and Kila(Dorje Phurba), Trantic Buddhism Dharma, 60 Years Old.
- Free worldwide shipping
- In stock, ready to ship
- Inventory on the way
?This old cross kartika and kila is made by Tibetan craftsmen and come from Hepo Town, Baiyu County, the birthplace of the famous Tibetan handicrafts.60 years old.
Its upper part is a half vajra, and the lower part is a kartika/ Dorje Phurba. A kila spits out of the dragon's mouth.
you can use it as a mala pendant,or separate pendant, keychain.
?All our crafts are directly handmade from Tibet.
When you purchase this craft it helps and support the artisan and their families in Tibet.
Your support is highly appreciated.
Pattern: cross kartika(knife of the dakinis),Kila(Dorje Phurba)
kartika: lengte 35mm/ 1.38inch
Phurba: Height 28mm/ 1.10inch
A kartika (Sanskrit: kartari; Tibetan: ????????, Wylie: gri-gug,or kartrika in Nepal,) is a small, crescent-shaped, hand-held ritual flaying knife used in the tantric ceremonies of Vajrayana Buddhism. The kartari is said to be "one of the quintessential attributes of the wrathful Tantric deities."It is commonly known as the "knife of the dakinis."Its shape is similar to the Inuit ulu or woman's knife, which is used for many things including cleaning skins.
While the kartari is normally held in the right hand of a dakini in Vajrayana iconography and spiritual practice, occasionally it can be seen being held by esoteric male deities,such as certain forms of Yamantaka.It is also found frequently in the iconography of the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practice of Ch?d.
The dakini's knife has a flat sharpened blue iron blade with a curved hook at its outer extremity, which enables the flaying activities of cutting, scraping, and pulling. Its faceted or eight-sided handle is attached to the upper edge of the blade by either a leaf-shaped golden mount or the wide-open mouth of a golden makara, and the handle's top is sealed by a half-vajra.
The same way that the bell and vajra are usually paired ritual items in Vajrayana spiritual practice and iconography (one is held in the right hand and the other simultaneously held in the left), the kartika usually appears as a pair with the kapala or "skull-cup".
The shape of the kartika, or trigug, with its crescent shape and the hook on the end, is derived from the shape of a traditional shape of the Indian butcher's knife.
Depictions of Vajrayogini typically contain the kartika as one of her attributes. In the iconography of the enlightened dakinis and tantric female yidams, it is common to find the hooked kartika knife in her right hand and the skull cup in her left, representing "the inseparable union of wisdom and skillful means."
?ABOUT Kila,Dorje Phurba
The k¨©la or phurba is a three-sided peg, stake, knife, or nail-like ritual implement traditionally associated with Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Bon, and Indian Vedic traditions.
The fabrication of k¨©la is quite diverse. Having pommel, handle, and blade,?k¨©la?are often segmented into suites of?triunes?on both the horizontal and vertical axes, though there are notable exceptions.
This compositional arrangement highlights the numerological importance and spiritual energy of the integers three (3) and nine (9).
K¨©la may be constituted and constructed of different materials and material components, such as wood, metal, clay, bone, gems, horn or crystal.
The magic of the Magical Dagger comes from the effect that the material object has on the realm of the spirit. The art of tantric magicians or lamas lies in their visionary ability to comprehend the spiritual energy of the material object and to willfully focus it in a determined direction. . . The tantric use of the phurba encompasses the curing of disease, exorcism, killing demons, meditation, consecrations (puja), and weather-making. The blade of the phurba is used for the destruction of demonic powers. The top end of the phurba is used by the tantrikas for blessings.
We're artisans from Hepo Township, Baiyu County,Tibetan.
We use ancient Tibetan handicrafts to make Tibetan Buddhist instruments.
All our crafts are directly handmade from Tibet.
When you purchase this craft it helps and support our artisan and our families in Tibet.
Your support is highly appreciated.
As per our Product nature, we do the packaging. For every single product, we do the bubble wrapping along with the paper carton boxes is also used for more safety. In the case of heavy products, we also use wooden boxes too for more safe packaging and sent for the shipping process.
Our goal is to make sure my customer is happy and satisfied when you shopping with us. Please contact or email before leaving negative feedback.
We will try out best to solve our issues. Please give us the chance to resolve any problem.
1.Please allow 1-2mm error due to manual measurement.
2.The color may have different as the difference display.
3.Please make sure you do not mind before you bid.
THANK YOU FOR purchasing our product.
Use collapsible tabs for more detailed information that will help customers make a purchasing decision.
Ex: Shipping and return policies, size guides, and other common questions.