- a small trident symbolizing power.
Origin of dorje
1880–85; < Tibetan rdo rje (the initial r is absent in Tibetan pronunciation)
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Examples from the Web for dorje
No wonder that the original Dorje preserved at the Sera monastery has become an object of actual worship.
It often has half a Dorje as a handle, or the handle is ornamented with various mystical symbols carved on it.
The handle is composed of a Dorje (p. 322), and is surmounted by carvings of the heads of the three most powerful Dragsheds.
A letter was sent Dorje Phagmo, asking if she would receive three British officers, including the antiquary of the expedition.The Unveiling of Lhasa
The classical keraunos is still preserved in Tibet as the dorje, which is identified with Indra's thunderbolt, the vajra.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith