A heavy ritual iron vajra hammer (Skt: Vajramudgara, Tibetan: Dorjey Towa) based on a known Tibetan example dating to the 15th C. The iron vajra hammer is a potent symbol of supreme wisdom and its ability to destroy ignorance. It is a weapon often wielded by the Dharmapalas and protectors such as Garwa Nagpo. Here it represents the ability to smash all opposition that may hinder the practitioner on the path to enlightenment. They are also used in rituals to drive pegs into the ground and thus help define the ritual space and area to be protected. The damascened style of decoration was very popular in Derge, East Tibet and here the hammer is beautifully inlaid with brass.
This hammer was a special commission and is not available elsewhere.
Hand crafted in Deradhun, India by a maker of ritual phurbas.
see a 15th C example here
Material: Iron inlaid with brass
15.5 inches x 5.5 inches
Tip: If rust starts to appear on any of your iron ritual items, apply some olive oil with a toothbrush (used for this purpose only) and rub away the residue with a clean dry cloth. For very stubborn areas simply use wire wool.