Variously translated as spear, lance, or pike, the term shula refers to an
offensive weapon held, used or brandished by both Indian and Tibetan deities.
As most phallic shapes do, the shula carries associations of strength and valor.
|magical spear of Indra||amogha-shakti|
|iron-tipped spear of Shiva's manifestations||ayashula|
|long, iron-tipped spear of Chamunda and others||pattisha|
|lance tipped with a broad, leaf-shaped blade||shakti|
|lance tipped with a blade, used by the Dharmapala||shagti||sha-gri|
|spear or lance used by the Dharmapala||kyi-mdung|
|spear with triangular flag and circular banner, showing one or more images of a human eye torn from its socket||rten-mdung|
|spear with a circular banner, used by oracle priests||mdung-khor|
|a short spear, used by protective deities||mdung-thung|