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Vajrayana (Buddhism) - The vajra sets out to displace conventional ideas and life to open the road to Nirvana. It is a Tibetan Buddhist School of Tantric Buddhism. Literally means 'thunderbolt' or 'diamond' vehicle.
Varna (Hinduism) - Any one of the four broad castes or classes of traditional Hindu society. Castes are actually more detailed.
Varuna (Hinduism) - God of waters and the ocean who in the Veda is the moral overseer of the world.
Vasuki (Hinduism) - The king of the serpents who lives in the under world and balances the world on his serpent hood.
Veda (Hinduism) - The most ancient of Hindu scriptures, in Sanskrit, being heard as knowledge from God to the mystics (vid, to know). They are therefore regarded as revealed. They were composed between 4000 and 3000 years ago. Literally 'knowledge'. An example is the Rig Veda.
Vidya (Hinduism) - Knowledge, wisdom in general or a science/ field of study.
Vinaya (Hinduism) - The monastic rules which form one of the three sections or baskets of the Pali Canon in Buddhism.
Vijnana (Hinduism) - Knowledge, judgment, understanding.
Vishnu (Hinduism) - The Preserver (after Brahma the creator and before Shiva the destroyer) who always becomes incarnate in every age for dharma and the welfare of all.
Vivasvat (Hinduism) - The ancestor of mankind who is also the sun god and is the father of Manu.
Vrishni (Hinduism) - A clan in north India which completely perished at the end of Krishna's life when their city, Dvaraka, disppeared into the sea.
Vyasa (Hinduism) - The father of both Dhritarashtra and Pandu, who gave Sanjaya the mystic vision to give the dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, and so is regarded as the author of the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita.

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