Dorje or Vajra (Sanskrit) is one of the principle ritual objects of Tantric Buddhism. As with all objects connected with Tibetan Buddhism, it is highly symbolic.
Dorje in Tibetan means indestructible diamond scepter, and is symbolic of compassion. Together, the Bell and Dorje symbolize the perfect union of wisdom and compassion necessary to achieve enlightenment.
The dorje symbol came to Tibetan Buddhism from Hinduism. In Sanskrit, dorje is called ‘vajra.’ Vajra means, ‘thunderbolt’ or ‘diamond,’ and the vajra is indestructible.
The vajra is like a diamond, because it can destroy, but it cannot be destroyed.
The vajra represents spiritual power.
Dorjee made of copper and brass in India by Tibetan Reffugees in Lingtsa Settelment..