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Above: Iron Vajra with nine prongs

The Vajra or Dorje is the quintessential symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism. It is likened to an indestructible diamond or thunderbolt. On a more deeper level it represents the destruction of ignorance that obscures our own Buddha nature. In tantric rituals the Vajra symbolises the male principle which represents 'Upaya' or skilful means and is held in the right hand. The bell or ghanta symbolises the female principle and is held in the left hand. Since ancient times they have been crafted from different metals including: silver, gold, bronze, copper and iron. Some very rare Vajras (discovered as Terma treasures) are believed to be made from meteorite.
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Rare Old Nine Prong Iron Vajra
RARE OLD NINE PRONG IRON VAJRA - Early to Mid 20TH C
Our Price: £750.00

A great nine prong Vajra crafted from iron and displaying a lovely archaic elegance. Vajras with nine prongs are usually associated with the most ancient lineage of Tibet known as the Nyingmapa or old school. Although this piece is not so very old it is clearly meant to replicate a much earlier piece. A wonderful Vajra that remains robust and in very good condition.

Condition: Very Good
Early to Mid 20th C
Material: Iron
approx 7.25 inches x 2 inches
Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
Large Five Prong Iron Vajra
Large Five Prong Iron Vajra
Our Price: £400.00

A beautiful five prong Vajra crafted from iron.

Age: 20th C
Material: Iron
Condition: Very Good
approx 8.5 inches x 2.5 inches
Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
Rare Quality Newari Copper Vajra
Rare Quality Newari Copper Vajra
Our Price: £295.00

A very fine quality Newari artisan copper vajra with intricately carved Makara heads at the base of each prong. This piece is unusual in that the vajra has six curved prongs at each end and these join the straight central prong, making this a 7 prong vajra. Although they are uncommon, an antique Vajra with seven prongs is housed in the Museum der Kulturen in Switzerland. It is a heavy piece that is more suited for an altar.

Hand crafted in Nepal
Age: late 20th C
Material: Copper Bronze
approx 7.5 inches x 3 inches
Rare Quality Nine Prong Iron Vajra
Rare Quality Nine Prong Iron Vajra
Our Price: £175.00

A rare iron Vajra that has been entirely carved by hand. Each piece is made for us by special commission, as there are very few artisans working with iron in this way.

Hand carved in Nepal
Material: Iron
approx 5 inches

Tip: If rust starts to appear on any of your iron ritual items, apply some olive oil with a toothbrush and rub away the residue with a clean dry cloth.
Large Himalayan Crystal Double Vajra
Large Himalayan Crystal Double Vajra
Our Price: £85.00

A large hand carved Himalayan quartz double Vajra or Viśvavajra. Designed to be placed on your altar or shrine. The Vajra is the quintessential symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism and in this double form symbolises the principle of absolute stability. It is also the principle symbol of the Buddha Amoghasiddhi and represents his all-accomplishing wisdom.

approx 4 inches x 4 inches (105 mm)
hand crafted in Nepal.
Rare One Prong Vajra - 5 inches
Rare One Prong Vajra - 5 inches
Our Price: £80.00

A wonderful hand crafted ritual one prong vajra. Crafted from iron and with a unique double terminated design. This design is also popular within Vajrayana Buddhism in Japan.

Hand crafted in Nepal
length approx 5 inches
width approx 10 mm
Material: Iron

Tip: If you notice rust appearing on any iron ritual item, simply use a toothbrush (used for this purpose only) to gently apply olive oil to the affected areas and then remove any residue with a soft cloth.