A Phurpa/Phurba is an ancient Himalayan 3 sided (triple bladed) ritual dagger designed as a tool to pin down psychic attacks or Negative energy and transmutes it to Positive energy.   The Phurpa symbolizes the  powerful Buddha-activity of the wrathful deity Vajrakilaya with the winged horse at the crow carrying Mantras up into the Universe.   In vibrational/sound healing it is useful in lifting hindrances from the energy channels to promote healing.and is ideal for activating key energy areas during vibrational healing or meditation.  It also can be used in energy healing work as a laser to remove energy from the outside of a persons aura.

In the home it is positioned in the front hall way to a residence pointing towards the front door to protect the residence and the occupants from harmful energy entering. 


A Phurpa traditionally is placed in the main entry way of a residence with the dagger end pointing towards the front door. This is supposed to stop any negative energy entering by pinning it down and transmuting it to positive energy before it can enter through the door. If energy is coming in through a different part of the house then place the phurpa in that area and point the phurpa in the correct direction. 

How to use: Hold the phurpa with the dagger end facing outwards and send love through the dagger. If you are in tune with the phurpa you will know this by the feel of the connection you have with the phurpa or the amount of energy rushing through it. You may feel a water hose pressure of water rushing through or a trickle or the clear visual energy of a laser beam. Each person is different and will perceive energy differently - some will feel the connection others will see the energy, either way its important to choose the phurpa that wishes to be with you whether it is made of crystal or metal.

If you are having issues with someone or something at work you can place the phurpa in a draw or on your desk with the end pointing in the general area of dis-ease.  Send love through it to activate the phurpa and watch to see if the person shifts into a more positive space or if they move away from you.  Either way it is helping to dispel negative energy and to create a far more harmonious environment. 

Crystal Phurpas

Larger Phurpas

Culture: Buddhist       Country of Origin: India       Artifact Age: 21st Century  


Small Phurpas

Culture: Buddhist       Country of Origin: India      Artifact Age: 21st Century  


(average size) 2 - 3” long

15.00 - $20 each

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Wrathful Deity Tibetan Phurpa

The 3 faced Wrafthful Deity Vajrakilaya with its winged Horse Protector. 

Culture: Buddhist       Country of Origin: Tibet     Artifact Age: 21st Century  


Gold - Silver - Pewter 

This Phurpa is a magnificent piece from Tibet.  

$450 (sold)

While looked upon in fear the viewer perceives a wrafthful deity but when looked upon with Love the viewer sees a being of Love.  When Buddha casts his/her eyes on the Wrafth Deity he/she  acknowledges another Buddha.   In Tibetan 'Phur-pa' refers to a tethering state or tent peg, and in Vedic times the 'Kila' meant a spike or nail - as in the wrathful deity Vajrakila'ya.  The 3 wrathful faces above the upper knot on many Phurpas' represents the 3 faced yidam deities as Vairochana, Amrita Kundalin, Hayagriva, yamantaka and Vajrakumara, who are invoked to dwell within the Phurpa.   

These 3 faces destroy the afflictions of ignorance (moha), desire (raga) and hatred (dvesha).  These 3 faces also symbolise the 3 kayas, and the binding of their hair into a single topknot symbolises the binding of all extremes and contentions within the single nature of reality, and the binding of their commitments and pledges.  Their 9 eyes symbolise the 9 wisdoms of the Dharmata or Ultimate Truth and the unified wisdoms of the 5 Buddhas and the 4 Mothers.  They also symbolise the 9 vehicles (yanas) of the Buddha's teachings.  

The 12 protective skulls which encircle their combined crown represent freedom from the 12 links of dependent origination.  The half-vajra which surmounts the topknot represents the 

5 Buddha wisdoms and encloses the image or seed-syllable of the presiding Buddha, which for the majority of Phurpa Deities is Akshobhya, or his Bodhisattva Vajrapani. © Richard Rudis (Karma Sonam Dorje) copyrighted 2020