The thunderbolt of Indra, said to have been made of the bones of the Rishi Dandhichi. It is a circular weapon, with a hole in the centre, according t... more
A Sanskrit word, literally meaning 'diamond' or 'thunderbolt', the vajra symbolized the supreme power of the divine Indra, King of the Gods, in Vedic Hinduism. It was transvalued as a symbol of compassion in Mahayana Buddhism. In esoteric sects, the vajra represents the victorious power of knowledge over ignorance.