Curved knife

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Curved knife held in the right hand of the dakini, from a tangka of Yeshe Tsogyal

The curved knife (Tib. གྲི་གུག་, driguk, Wyl. gri gug) is a symbolic instrument that symbolizes the severing of the four demons.[1]


  1. bskyed rim gyi zin bris cho ga spyi ’gros ltar bkod pa man ngag kun btus/ kun mkhyen bstan pa’i nyi ma. Quoted in the glossary of Deity, Mantra & Wisdom, Translated by Dharmachakra Translation Committee.

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