Tibetan Kartika Axe| 24K Gold Plated Ritual Object

SKU: 2473ECVajraWithPhurba


Tibetan Kartika Axe

About Our Vajra With Phurba

Our Kartika is a hand-made copper body with 24K Gold Plated with embedded turquoise, coral, and lapis. This knife has a double vajra handle. At the ritual item, the Makara holds the knife in mouth. At the end of the item, the half Vajra is crafted.

Introduction to Ritual Dagger

The Kartika is a ceremonial Buddhist ritual tool shaped like a crescent knife or chopper, topped with a vajra that acts as a handle for the blade. It symbolizes the severance of all material and worldly bonds, while the vajra represents the destruction of ignorance, thus clearing the path to enlightenment.

While the Kartika is used in several Buddhist ceremonies, it is particularly important in the Tibetan practice of Chöd a ritual involving a form of self-sacrifice whereby the practitioner visualizes their own body as the offering in the form of a tantric feast. The Kartika is also famously used in the Tibetan sky burial ritual. The deceased are cut into small pieces and left for the vultures to consume on top of special gats or burial platforms. Interestingly, Kartika is also utilized in the practice of Feng Shui.
Size: 44 cm(Height) and 27 cm(Base)
Weight: 0.664 kg
How to set up your own Buddhist Shrine?

-Find a clean, quiet, and uncluttered spot
-Set up an altar table, and cover it with an altar cloth that calls to you
-Place your sacred item (statue, thangka, or a picture of Buddha) at the center