Himalayan Art Resources

Ritual Object: Vajra & Bell (Types)

Vajra & Bell (Types) | Vajra & Bell Main Page

Types of Vajras:
- Single Pronged Vajra
- Three Pronged Vajra
- Five Pronged Vajra (closed tines)
- Five Pronged Vajra (open tines, wrathful)
- Seven Prong Vajra
- Nine Pronged Vajra
- Twelve Pronged Vajra (vishvavajra)
- Twenty Pronged Vajra (vishvavajra)
- Multiple Pronged Vajra
- Vajras with Faces (Tangut/Xixia?)
- Vajra with Dragon Prongs
- Japanese Vajras
- Javanese Vajras
- Dali Kingdom Vajras
- Jade Vajra & Bell
- Vajra Ring
- Yuan Period
- Yongle Period
- Qianlong Period
- Confusions
- Others...

Jeff Watt [updated 3-2019]

(The images below are only a selection of objects from the links above).