Seller: phurba_arts (1,710) 100%, Location: kathmandu, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282259876280 Details: This is very beautiful 8 pics tibetan Phurba thogchags or thokcha pendent. size ;- biggest phurba 3 inch, smallest pendent 1.5 inch "It is not impossible that objects belonging to nonhuman beings may fall into human hands; quite a few of such marvelous objects do exist." ~ Chögyal Namkai Norbu ~ Thogchags or thokcha (Wylie: Thog lcags) are worn as amulets by Tibetans and people of the Himalayan regions for protection and healing. They can be seen in many different forms and often depict tantric deities, sacred animals, auspicious symbols and mantras. Many can represent ritual items such as a mirror, phurba or vajra for example. Some are rather abstract in nature and the meaning of the form has been lost in antiquity. Others may simply be ancient arrow points, buckles, body armor or even old horse trappings. Genuine pieces are believed to be made from any combination of meteorite, iron, bronze, copper and sometimes other metals. Some pre-Buddhist pieces may be nearly 3000 years old and originate from Persia or Central Asia. The rarest and most sought after Thokcha are said to be made from meteoric metal known as 'Namchak', which literally means 'sky iron' or 'sky metal'. Thog or Thok can mean first, primordial or thunderbolt (Bellezza). The word chag or chak means iron or metal. So the name thogchag is often translated as 'thunderbolt iron' or 'primordial iron'. This also supports the belief that thogchag are created from lightning strikes or are self manifesting. In Tibetan medicine, thogchag are seen to have certain healing properties and are sometimes prescribed to heal ailments such as epilepsy and paralysis. Chögyal Namkai Norbu tells us that they were also used as supports for protector deities and astrological calculations. In some cases they are also considered to be objects belonging to three classes of nonhumans. These beings are known in Tibet as: Lha - celestial beings of the sky, gNyen - powerful beings such as deities of the land, and Lu - the naga beings of the underworld. shipping by aramex, will take one week to deliver any where in the world. Combine Shipping Discount: (Buy more Save more) quantity discount 2 10% off on all shipping and handling 3 to 5 15% off on all shipping and handling 6 to 10 20% off on all shipping and handling more than 10 30% off on all shipping and.