Attributes & Magical Weapons

of Fierce Deities in Indo-Tibetan Iconography

 

Sanskrit English Tibetan
- ? - bone trumpet rKang-gling, stag-gling
- ? - razor spu-gri
ankusha goad, hook lcags-kyu
chakra wheel, disc 'khor-lo
chamara fly whisk rNga-Yab
chapa & shara bow & arrow gZhu dang mDah
chinnamundamala garland of severed heads dbu bcad ma 'phreng ba
churi, chugri curved knife ban, gri
danda staff, scepter ber-ka, dByug-pa
damaru double drum thod rnga, rnga chung
gada club, mace dbyug-to
ghanta bell dril bu
kapala skull cup thod-pa
kapalamala, mundamala necklace of skulls mi mgo skam po'i 'phreng ba
kartrika flaying knife, chopper gri-gug
khadga sword ral-gri
khatvanga magical wand thod-dbyug
kila magical dagger phur-bu
mudgara hammer tho-ba
panchakapala crown of 5 skulls rigs-lnga khro-bo
parashu battle axe dGra-sta, sta re
pasha noose, snare zhags pa
shula spear, lance mDung
shrinkhala iron chain lcags thag, lcags sgrog
trishula trident rTse-gSum
vajra diamond scepter rDo-rJe