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ID: 300404690
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Record Type: concept
vajras (ceremonial weapons, weapons, ... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Ritual weapons of Hinduism and Buddhism. A symbol of indestructibility and power often depicted as a ritual scepter or club and as an attribute of guardian deities. A vajra is in the form of a club having a head on both ends or on one end; the head is either ribbed to form a sphere or pointed to stab. The term means thunderbolt and diamond, symbolizing the indestructibility of diamond and the irresistible force of the thunderbolt.
 
Terms:
vajras (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,L,PN)
vajra (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)
vajra (Sanskrit (transliterated),UF,U,U)
vajra's (C,U,Dutch-P,D,L,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.TK

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)
.... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Weapons and Ammunition (hierarchy name)
........ Weapons and Ammunition (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of weapons
............ weapons (G)
Hierarchy of ceremonial weapons
................ ceremonial weapons (G)
Hierarchy of vajras
.................... vajras (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Rituele wapens in het hindoe├»sme en boeddhisme. Een symbool van onverwoestbaarheid en macht, vaak afgebeeld als rituele scepter of knuppel en als attribuut van wakende godheden. Een vajra heeft de vorm van een knuppel met een of twee uiteinden. Het uiteinde is een geribde bolvorm of heeft punten om mee te steken. De term betekent bliksemschicht en diamant en symboliseert de onverwoestbaarheid van diamant en de onweerstaanbare kracht van de bliksem.  

Sources and Contributors:
vajra............  [VP]
..............  Agnew, Reed, Ball, Cave Temples of Dunhuang (2016)
..............  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
vajras............  [VP Preferred]
.................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-)
.................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
.................  Vessantara, Vajra and Bell (2001)
vajra's............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred]
.................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Subject: .....  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  De Vries, Boeddhisme (2017)
............  UvA Talen
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Agnew, Reed, Ball, Cave Temples of Dunhuang (2016) 273
.......... Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
.......... Vessantara, Vajra and Bell (2001)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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