Damaru & Drum - Items tagged as "Tibetan temple drum"


The Damaru Drum is a small double sided ritual drum and is used to summon the Buddhas with supreme joy. It symbolizes the ripening of bodhichitta, wisdom and method and the sound of great bliss. The dual bowl shaped drum has glued drum heads and is usually held in the right hand. It is played by twisting the wrist to activate a striker on each side. The center or waist of the damaru is decorated with a band from which a handle extends down. The handle and attached tail allows the drummer to hold and balance the drum. A padded drum cover allows the drum and tail to be stored safely.