Damaru is small double sided hand drum with a leather string tied over the narrow middle part of it, where knotted, wooden or bone ends make of rattling sound on the drum's membranes, when swung. It is a small drum with two sides separated from each other by a thin neck - like structure symbolizes the two utterly dissimilar states of existence, unamani fest and manifest. Damaru has a resonator which is anywhere from 4 - 10 inches in length and 3 - 8 inches in diameter. The resonators are laced together with cords. The knots on each end strike both heads to produce a rattling sound. This is affected by rotating drum rapidly in alternating directions. The pitch is bent by squeezing lacing. When a damaru is vibrated it produces dissimilar sound which are fused together by resonance to create to create one sound. The sound thus produced symbolizes Nada, the cosmic sound of AUM, which can be heard during deep meditation. According to Hindu scriptures, Nada is the source of creation.
When encountered the term within an Indian context, it refers to a double - headed drum usually made from wood and looking like two halves of a coconut have been joined back to back. A damaru may have one or two strings attached with a small ball or bead that make a rattle - like sound when the drum is rotated rapidly in alternating directions.This type of drum is often carried by Lord Shiva and his various manifestations and symbolizes speech or language and in extension the sacred alphabet by means of which sound creation proceeded on its way.
Although the term damaru is often used in a Tantric context as well, especially in Tibet, it should be translated as Thod Rnga only if the drum is made from human skull bone; considering that Thod means skull. This form of damaru made from the crowns of two human skulls, always has the said strings and beads attached; and its usage make it more into a rattle than a normal drum. Carrying his object identifies a given deity, mainly the Dharmapalas as being tantric in nature.
USES OF DAMARU:
The damaru has very strong cultural associations in both Buddhism and Hinduism. It is strongly associated with the God Shiva and Sadhus in Hindu religion. In Buddhism Damaru is used for different ritual ceremony. It is used by monks in Buddhist Monastery. Damarus
are used ceremonially during certain temple rituals and are symbols of the Hindu God, Shiva.
Shiva is commonly depicted holding a damaru from which the rhythm of all creative manifestation
emanate. In Tantric Buddhist ritual in Tibet and Nepal the damaru instructs us and reminds us of
impermanence as the sound summons forth the female deities called Dakini, and celebrates the
triumph over misery that is achieved by practice of the secret arts of the Unexcelled Yoga Tantras. The damaru is a ritual drum played by tantriks when performing puja. One of the essential symbols of the god Shiva in Hinduism as well as the Chod - Pas, Tibetan yogis practicing the Dhod teachings handed down by Machig Labdron, Vajra Masters, monks, nuns and dakinis in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
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