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Kartika

Kartika. See also Karttikeya
 
The Kartika or curved knife symbolises the cutting of conventional wisdom by the ultimate insight into emptiness. Between the knife and the vajra shaped handle is a makara-head, a mythical monster.
http://www.haffmansantiek.nl/curiosities/07.html

Kartika (Skt.) or curved knife symbolises the cutting of conventional wisdom by the ultimate insight into emptiness. Is is usually present as a pair, together with the skullcup, filled with wisdom nectar.
http://buddhism.kalachakranet.org/tantra_symbols.html

Kartika is associated a) with a 2 month seasons: Tulam- Virischikam
Libra- Scorpio

b) with 1 month October - November
08. Karthikai
08. Kartik
12. Kattik Khmer


This Month 8 in India corresponds to Month 12 among the Khmer.

Month 8 also corresponds to Nakshatra 3. Krittika
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