Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques


Vajra Thogchak

Vajra / Dorje

Vajra [Tibetan: rdo rje] is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond.

Additionally, it is a symbolic ritual object that symbolizes both the properties of a diamond [indestructibility] and a thunderbolt [irresistible force].

Vajra are mostly used in Buddhist ceremonies together with »Ghantas« [= Buddhist Bell].

The vajra is a male polysemic symbol that represents many things for the tantrika. The vajra is representative of »upaya« whereas its companion tool, the bell which is a female symbol, denotes »prajna« [wisdom]. Some deities are shown holding each the vajra and bell in separate hands, symbolizing the union of the forces of compassion and wisdom, respectively.

This Vajra thogchag has an eyelet and so can be worn on the neck with a string.

Age: Unfortunately, there are no characteristics that allow a reliable age determination.


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Measurements: 1.3 x 1.9 x 0.8" | 3.2 x 4.7 x 2.1 cm
Price: 74 $ | 70 €
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