Wrathful Five Prong Vajra - based on a known Guru Padmasambhava Earth Terma discovered in the 14th century.
A powerful hand crafted Five Prong Vajra. Each of the four outer prongs are held in the mouth of a Makara. There are eight Dharmapala faces on the handle to enhance the overall wrathful quality of the piece and to replicate some of the earliest known Vajras.
The Vajra itself has been crafted in the style of a known Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava Terma that was revealed by the 14th century treasure revealer, Dorje Lingpa. From the age of 13 he had visions of Guru Rinpoche and was believed to be an emanation of King Trisong Detsen and Vairotsana. It is more unusual in that the prongs are open and wrathful faces can be seen where the prongs terminate in the centre. Similar style Vajras are held in museum collections, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and are dated to the 12th C or earlier. The open prong style was also favoured in Java, Indonesia in the 9th century and is still used in the esoteric Buddhist traditions of Japan.
Material: Bronze Alloy
Size: 7 inches x 1.5 inches