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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vajranoun

    Indra's thunderbolt

Wiktionary

  1. vajranoun

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

  2. vajranoun

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

  3. Etymology: From वज्र.

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  1. Vajra

    The Vajra (Sanskrit: वज्र, romanized: Vajrā, lit. 'Thunderbolt') is a legendary and ritual weapon, symbolising the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force).The vajra is a type of club with a ribbed spherical head. The ribs may meet in a ball-shaped top, or they may be separate and end in sharp points with which to stab. The vajra is the weapon of Indra, the Vedic king of the devas and heaven. It is used symbolically by the dharmic traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, often to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power. According to Hinduism, the vajra is considered one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. The use of the vajra as a symbolic and ritual tool spread from Hinduism to other religions in India and other parts of Asia.

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  1. vajra

    Vajra is a Sanskrit word which roughly translates to "thunderbolt" or "diamond." It is an important ritual tool or spiritual implement in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism, symbolizing the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). In iconography, it is often depicted as a short, metal weapon with a spherical central section flanked by two curved prongs or flanges.

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  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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  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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