The Bell and Dorje are the supreme symbols of the Vajrayana way.
Vajrayana is a complex and multifaceted system of Buddhist thought and practice that developed in India in the 5th century C.E. From there it became established in several parts of the Buddhist world, particularly in Tibet, where it became the dominant form of Buddhism. The Bell and Dorje come as a set and is cast in 2 parts. The top part being bronze with the face of the goddess which is the owner of the bell and the bell part made from bell metal. It has a finely worn antiqued appearance. The bell represents wisdom and the feminine aspect and the dorje represents the creative, forceful, male energy. During ceremonies, the bell is held in the left hand with the dorje in the palm of your right hand. The Dorje represents the method that grows compassion. The Bell represents Buddha's mind which is wisdom. Each time they are used it is to remind you to practice great compassion wisdom. The dorje is always held in the right hand and the bell in the left as these are considered to be the sides of the right and left channels in the body.