Tibetan Dorje Phurba, Carved Vajrakilaya Statue
This Vajrakilaya Statue represents a furious form of the Buddha Vajrasattva. This statue was carved using a machine. He is seen with the phurba dagger, the defining characteristic of his iconography. Three faces in a crown of skulls are a typical representation of Vajrakilaya. Additionally, he has six arms: two hold the Kila daggers, two hold a vajra, one a blazing snare, and the other a trident. Demons that stand for impediments to spiritual enlightenment are crushed under his feet.
Size: 3.9"/10cm (Height) x 2.9"/7.5cm (Base)
Weight: 0.226 kg
Material: Oxidized Copper Body
Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurpa), also known as Vajrakumara (Dorje Zhonu, Youthful Vajra), is the wrathful Heruka deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas. Vajrakilaya is one of the eight Heruka deities of the Nyingma tantras. Vajrakilaya is also the personal meditational deity of Guru Padmasambhava. He practiced meditation on Vajrakilaya when many obstacles manifested before his display of attaining enlightenment.