Kartika Knife | Buddhist Ritual Item | Religious Decors

SKU: 2444ECStandingKnife


Kartika Knife

About The Ritual Item :

This Kartika Knife is made up of a copper body. The whole body is silver-plated except the skull, and the decorative part is gold-plated with gemstones embedded. The Knife is placed on a rectangular base. The head of the Mahakala is crafted in the upper part, with the Vase in the middle. The skull is crafted on an iron blade with having crescent shape.

Introduction To The Kartika Knife :

While the Kartika is used in many Buddhist rituals, generally in connection with the kapala (skullcap), it is especially essential in the Tibetan practice of Chöd, a ritual involving self-sacrifice in which the practitioner visualizes their own body as an offering at a tantric feast. The Kartika is also famous for its use in the Tibetan sky burial ritual, in which the bodies of the dead are cut into small pieces and left on top of special gats or burial platforms for the vultures to consume. Unexpectedly, the Kartika is also used in Feng Shui practice.
Size: 31 cm(Height) and 22 cm(Base)
Weight: 3.374 kg
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