The magical weapon of the Vedic god Indra, made of metal and very sharp and hard; adamantine. A thunderbolt. A tantric implement symbolizing method (compassion or bliss), held in the right hand (the male side), usually in conjunction with a bell, which symbolizes wisdom and is held in the left hand (the female side).
( Tib. / Skt. vajra): Generally symbolizing indestructibility or adamantine quality, the dorje or vajra is a ritual object used together with a bell or ghanta. The dorje represents skillful means or compassion and the bell symbolizes wisdom.