Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Sculptures > Brass > Dorje (Vajra)
Displaying 1 of 2608         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Dorje (Vajra)

Dorje (Vajra)

Dorje (Vajra)

Availability:
Sold Out
Specifications:

Brass

2.6" dia x 8.5" Length
1.1 kg
Item Code:
ZI03
Price:
$90.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Dorje (Vajra)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 14657 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
The Vajra is the quintessential symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism, which derives its name from the vajra itself. The Sanskrit term vajra means 'the hard or mighty one', and its Tibetan equivalent dorje means an indestructible hardness and brilliance like the diamond, which cannot be cut or broken. The vajra essentially symbolizes the impenetrable, immovable, immutable, indivisible, and indestructible state of enlightenment or Buddhahood. The form of the vajra as a scepter or a weapon appears to have its origin in the single or double trident, which arose as a symbol of the thunderbolt or lightning in many ancient civilizations of the Near and Middle East. Parallels are postulated with the meteoric hammer of the Teutonic sky-god Thor, the thunderbolt and scepter of the Greek sky-god Zeus, and the three thunderbolts of the Roman god Jupiter. As a hurled weapon the indestructible thunderbolt blazed like a meteoric fireball across the heavens, in a maelstrom of thunder, fire and lightning. In ancient India, the vajra, as a thunderbolt, became the chief weapon of the Vedic sky-god Indra. It controlled the forces of thunder and lightning, breaking open the monsoon storm clouds, bringing the welcome rains to the parched plains of an Indian summer. According to legend, Indra's thunderbolt was fashioned from the bones of the great Rishi Dadhichi, who was decapitated by Indra in sacrifice. Dadhichi's 'indestructible' skull-bones gave Indra the most powerful of weapons. By its energy he slew innumerable of his enemy demons. In mythological descriptions, Indra's thunderbolt or vajra is shaped either like a circular discus with a hole at its center, or in the form of a cross with transverse bladed bars. The Rigveda, the most ancient text in the world, identifies the vajra as a notched metal club with a thousand prongs. What is significant is that all these descriptions identify the vajra as having open prongs, unlike the Buddhist one, which has closed prongs. According to a Buddhist legend, Shakyamuni took the vajra weapon from Indra and forced its wrathful open prongs together, thus forming a peaceful Buddhist scepter with closed prongs. The Buddhist vajra hence absorbed the unbreakable and indestructible power of the thunderbolt. The vajra is indeed the most important ritual implement and symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism. It is so important that many of the Vajrayana deities have the word vajra prefixed to their names, two of them being Vajradhara and Vajrasattva. This description by Nitin Kumar, Executive Editor, Exotic India.
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Tibetan Buddhist Double Dorje on Stand (Vishva-Vajra)
Deal 40% Off
Brass
6.0 inch x 5.5 inch x 2.0 inch
0.4 kg
Item Code: ZBJ29
$125.00$75.00
You save: $50.00 (40%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Vishva-Vajra (Double Dorje) Seal
White Metal
4.7 inch x 2.5 inch x 2.5 inch
0.3 kg
Item Code: ZAW53
$165.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Vishva-Vajra (Double Dorje) Seal
White Metal
4.5 inch x 2.3 inch x 2.3 inch
0.2 kg
Item Code: ZAW10
$105.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Vishva-Vajra (Double Dorje)  Seal
White Metal
4.7 inch x 2.5 inch x 2.5 inch
0.3 kg
Item Code: ZAW01
$145.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Vishva-Vajra Pendant
Deal 30% Off
Sterling Silver
2.0 inch Height
1.7 inch Width
14.3 gms
Item Code: LAQ89
$180.00$126.00
You save: $54.00 (30%)
Add:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Five-Pronged Dorje
Brass
1 inch x 6 inch x 1 inch
0.19 kg
Item Code: ZAT26
$28.00
Backorder
Backorder
Tibetan Buddhist Nine-Pronged Dorje (Small Statue)
Brass
1.0 inch x 4.0 inch x 1.0 inch
0.08
Item Code: ZAN55
$20.00
Backorder
Backorder
Tibetan Buddhist Seven-Pronged Dorje
Brass
3.0 inch x 9 inch x 3.0 inch
1.1 kg
Item Code: ZBD97
$135.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Vajrayana Student’s Note Book
by Tom Dummer
Paperback (Edition: 1998)
Paljor Publications
Item Code: NAC468
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Showing the Path of Liberation: The Kagyu Lineage Prayer
by Shakya Dorje
Paperback (Edition: 2002)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: NAC447
$10.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Lawudo Lama (Stories of Reincarnation from the Mount Everest Region)
by Jamyang Wangmo
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Vajra Publications, Nepal
Item Code: NAM658
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Stupa and Its Technology: A Tibeto-Buddhist Perspective
Item Code: IDC306
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Beyond Eternity Through Mysticism
Item Code: IDL140
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lands of The Thunderbolt Sikhim Chumbi & Bhutan
by Lord Ranaldshay
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Pilgrims Publishing
Item Code: IDI912
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Buddha Within
by S.K. Hookham
Hardcover (Edition: 1992)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: IHL038
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I recently ordered a hand embroidered stole. It was expensive and I was slightly worried about ordering it on line. It has arrived and is magnificent. I couldn't be happier, I will treasure this stole for ever. Thank you.
Jackie
Today Lord SIVA arrived well in Munich. Thank you for the save packing. Everything fine. Hari Om
Hermann, Munchen
Thank you very much for keeping such an exotic collection of Books. Keep going strong Exotic India!!!
Shweta, Germany
I am very thankful to you for keeping such rare and quality books, DVDs, and CDs of classical music and even Dhrupad which is almost unbelievable. I hope you continue to be this good in your helpfulness. I have found books about rare cultural heritage such as Kodava samaj, Dhrupad and other DVDs and CDs in addition to the beautiful sarees I have from your business, actually business is not the right word, but for lack of a word I am using this.
Prashanti, USA
Shiva Shankar brass statue arrived yesterday. It´s very perfect and beautiful and it was very carefully packed. THANK YOU!!! OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
Mª Rosário Costa, Portugal
I have purchased many books from your company. Your packaging is excellent, service is great and attention is prompt. Please maintain this quality for this order also!
Raghavan, USA
My order arrived today with plenty of time to spare. Everything is gorgeous, packing excellent.
Vana, Australia
I was pleased to chance upon your site last year though the name threw me at first! I have ordered several books on Indian theatre and performance, which I haven't found elsewhere (including Amazon) or were unbelievably exorbitantly priced first editions etc. I appreciate how well you pack the books in your distinctive protective packaging for international and domestic mailing (for I order books for India delivery as well) and the speed with which my order is delivered, well within the indicated time. Good work!
Chitra, United Kingdom
The statue has arrived today. It so beautiful, lots of details. I am very happy and will order from you shop again.
Ekaterina, Canada.
I love your company and have been buying a variety of wonderful items from you for many years! Keep up the good work!
Phyllis, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India