Phurba (Phurbha, Phurpa, Kila)

The Phurba is a special triple sided Tibetan ritual dagger or stake, patterned after an ancient Vedic tool which originated as a ritual stake used to tether sacrificial animals. It is used ritually to create stability and areas of protected space, often staked into the ground in circles prior to rituals. Only one initiated into its use may possess a phurbha, all others are forbidden.

 

 

Pronunciation: Fur-bah

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