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  1. Vajra(noun)

    Indra's thunderbolt


  1. vajra(Noun)

    A Buddhist ceremonial mace and symbol, usually interpreted as both a diamond and a thunderbolt.

  2. vajra(Noun)

    One of the five central Buddhist principles, representing indestructible substance that cuts and penetrates through emotional instability or uncertainty.

  3. Origin: From वज्र.


  1. Vajra

    Vajra is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. it is also a common male name in Tibet and Bhutan. Additionally it is a symbolic ritual object that symbolizes both the properties of a diamond and a thunderbolt. The vajra is used symbolically by the Dharma traditions of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, often to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power. The use of the vajra as a symbolic and ritual tool spread from India along with Indian religion and culture to other parts of East and Southeast Asia.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vajra in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vajra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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