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Princeton's WordNet

  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.


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