Definition of vajra in English:

vajra

noun

  • (in Buddhism and Hinduism) a thunderbolt or mythical weapon, especially one wielded by the god Indra.

    • ‘The vajra symbolizes eternal truth.’
    • ‘The spokes of a peaceful Vajra meet at the tip whereas those of a wrathful vajra are slightly splayed at the end.’
    • ‘Paired with the vajra, the bell represents wisdom, and as wisdom and method are an undivided unity, so the vajra and bell are never parted or employed separately.’

Origin

Sanskrit.

Pronunciation

vajra

/ˈvʌdʒrə/