An Odd Phurba

Casual conversation between friends. Anything goes (almost).
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 1847
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:55 pm

An Odd Phurba

Post by Mantrik » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:38 pm

I'm trying to help a friend identify a phurba. Crudely made but unusual.

It has the usual 3 faces, a Hayagriva horse head on top, a (Rahula?) face set into the front of the body, the blade with snakes.

In the right had is definitely a vajra, but the left could be a noose or a snake - a scorpion is possible but unlikely.

He wears a garland of severed heads and what looks like leaves or a shawl attached (or even wings).

Very unusually, three inlaid turquoise beads.

It could be many things - Hayagriva, a Kila version of Vajrapani, Dragpo Kilaya, Dorje Drollo.

Can anyone help, please?


Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe
Suvarna Pakshaya Dheemahe
Thanno Garuda Prachodayath

Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्)

Post Reply

Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests