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The Mysterious And Amazing World Of Gesar Art Is Right Next To You And Waiting For Your Visit

  Gesar Art Gallery Inc. located at northern Dege County where was the birthplace of Gesar. We have run Tibetan artworks shop in DeGe, Tibet more than 20 years. We are now one of the biggest Tibetan antique & handicrafts shop in DeGe Country. Shop is run by full-time Buddhists, devoted to practices of the Tibetan tradition.

Gesar is a heroic epic collectively created by China's Tibetans. Originating in the folk oral traditions, Gesar passed down through Tibetan generations in a combination of song and narration for over 1,000 years. So far, Gesar has been collected as a work composed of more than 120 volumes, with more than 1 million verses, altogether over 20 million words, 25 times the length of the Iliad. Gesar, is the greatest work of Tibetan literature, Gesar is easily the lengthiest epic in the world, and also became popular in ballads among the Mongols and Tus.

King Gesar was born a son of supreme god Indira. In the youth, he was mischievous to the point of wickedness, unruly, but divine by nature and possessing supernature. His great antagonist was his paternal uncle, cowardly, vain and pretentious, who hoped to rule the country. The hero was banished with his mother, but his exile enabled him to build up hidden strength. He came out victorious in a horse race, whose winner was to become the country's king. Then he started to conquer the kingdom of demons, the Jiang kingdom and the Hor (northern people, Mongolian) kingdom. The war between `Ling' and Hor kingdoms was one of the central pieces in the story. The war between `Ling' and Hor started with a beautiful girl, Qomu, the queen of king Gesar. The Hor king, `white tent king', heard about her beauty, and sent a message to `Ling' king for her. Upon the refusal, Hor king sent troops to attack `Ling' kingdom. After several battles, another girl was sent to Hor king in the place of Qomu. The trickery was discovered, and battle renewed. The capital of `Ling' was captured by Hor troop with queen Qomu. King Gesar summarized all his troops and with the help of an important Hor general, captured the capital of Hor, killed the `white tent king' and rescued Qomu.

In Tibetan-inhabited areas Gesar has been known as the king of the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Ling. The great hero and his brave army are kept alive in the richly imaginative retelling of the epic. From early times the epic was passed on orally (See Gesar Bards and Artists). Today a small number of woodblock preserving sections of the epic can be found in Lhasa, Xigaze and Dege County in Sichuan Province and some handwritten copies in the homes of families high and low. The Potala Palace still has a statue of Gesar, drawing pilgrims every day. Gesar was the king of Ling in the 11th century, and more of his deeds were recorded in the Kangba region than anywhere else. Handwritten and printed versions of Gesar from Dege are considered the most authoritative works, and in Dege, people still argue that the village of Ngaxu in northern Dege County was the birthplace of Gesar.


 21" Tibet Tibetan Gilt Silver Mahakala Phurpa Dagger & Holder

This is Tibet Tibetan Buddhist Gilt Silver Mahakala Phurpa Dagger & Holder . As you view in the images, it was Very nicely finished and complete with many fine details. Very particular and infrequent. It is a great piece of valuable collection or a very good present. Our items are guaranteed to be authentic and bear the identification. If you are not completely satisfied, you may return your purchase for a full refund.

The Phurpa, sometimes called a "magic dagger", is a tantric ritual object used to conquer evil spirits and to destroy obstacles. It is utilized in magic rituals by high level tantric practitioners. The word phurpa is used primarily in Central Tibet, while the word phurbu is used more often in Kham, Amdo and Ladakh.
The component phur in the word phurpa is a Tibetan rendering of the Sanskrit word kila, meaning peg or nail. The phurpa is an implement that nails down as well as binds. It was thus by stabbing a phurpa into the earth, and thereby nailing and binding the evil spirits, that Padmasambhava, regarded as the inventor of this implement, consecrated the ground on which the Samye monastery was established in the eighth century. Whatever the original shape of the Indian kila may have been (none has survived), it seems very likely that in Tibet the form of the phurpa, with its three-sided blade, was suggested by the pegs that were driven into the earth to hold the rope stays of the tent. Due to the essentially nomadic nature of life in ancient Tibet, the tent was an important part of their routine. While traveling it was used by all, the peasants, the traders, the royalty, nobility and even the exalted monks. Indeed, the peg of the tent is the prototype of the phurpa. Its triple blade is really not a dagger but a peg, precisely the kind of peg used to secure tents.
The triple blade of the phurpa symbolizes the overcoming or cutting through of the three root poisons of ignorance, desire, and hatred, and also represents control over the three times of past, present and future. The triangular shape represents the element of fire and symbolizes wrathful activity. The tenacious grip of the makara-head at the top of the blade represents its ferocious activity.
When using the phurpa, the practitioner first meditates, then recites the sadhana of the phurpa, and then invites the deity to enter the phurpa. As he does so, the practitioner visualizes that he is frightening and conquering the evil spirits by placing the evil under the point of the phurpa. Or sometimes the practitioner visualizes throwing the phurpa in order to impale and subdue the spirits. The success will depend on the practitioner's spirituality, concentration, motivation, and his karmic connections with the deity of the phurpa and the evil spirits.

Material : Bronze ,Gilt Silver

Condition : Excellent condition.

Origin: Tibet

B3176 inches mm inches mm GRAM USD
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