The phurba is a three edged ritual dagger and is an ancient tantric implement. Its three blades symbolize the cutting through the three disturbing emotions of ignorance, desire and anger in order to liberate the mind into its natural state. The three faces of the phurba symbolize the three Kayas: Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya and Dharmakaya.
The phurba or the Kila (in Sanskrit) is the hand ornament of the wrathful deity Vajrakilaya, and is used in a variety of Buddhist Tantric practices and protective rituals. It is believed to be a powerful protective tool against obstacles and dangers