Important Protector
deity of the
older Tibetan
traditions.
Wrathful emanation
of the water 
element. With his 
powerful dagger
(phurbu or kila)
in his hands
he bans all
magical hindrances
of demons and evil
spirits (like angry
Nagas or Pretas)
to protect the 
practitioners
on their way
to Enlightenment.
Normally he is
surrounded by a
huge Mandala of
accompanying deities

Dorje Phurba
Tibetan Tsagli 
card
painted by:
unknown
Tibetan artist
(19th century)
*
  Taeger Collection
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