What damru means?
Damru symbolizes the Universe which is always expanding and collapsing. From an expansion, it collapses and then it re-expands, this is the process of creation. The darmru is also a symbol of sound. The sound is rhythm and sound is energy.
How does a damaru work?
The damaru is known as a power drum, and when played, it is believed to generate spiritual energy. It is associated with the Hindu deity Shiva. It is believed that Sanskrit language was recognized by the drumbeats of the damaru (see Shiva Sutra for the sounds), and his performance of the cosmic dance of tandava.
What is damru made of?
Damru is mainly made in wood, metal or skull with both ends covered by animal skin (goat skin) crossed tied-up strings or cords made from cotton, leather or jute. Damru is an hour glass shaped drum, typically played with the bare hands, a player wave the instrument by twisting the wrist back and forth.
What does Shiva drum represent?
In the back right hand Shiva often holds an hour glass shaped drum or damaru. The drum represents the rhythmic sound to which Nataraja dances and ceaselessly recreates the universe.
Who kills Shiva?
The wrathful Yama assumed a fearsome form and threw his noose to capture Markandeya, who hugged the linga tightly. When the noose touched the linga, Shiva emerged from it in all his wrath and struck Yama with his Trishula and kicked his chest, killing the Lord of Death.
Why does Shiva have a moon?
Shiva adorns Chandrama (moon) on his forehead. Chandrama has absorbed the frequencies of Prajapat, Brahma, Vishnu, Minakshi and Shiva and imparts them to others along with energies of Indra. Chandrama means ‘The one which gives pleasure’. It gives affection, mercifulness and motherly love.
Can we keep damru at home?
Damru increases concentration – Damru has got a special place in the scriptures and it is considered very auspicious in Vastu to Astrology. It is believed that by keeping Damru in the house, no negative energy enters the house.
When Lord Shiva beats his damru?
1- “When Shiva beats his Damru – Evil Shakes; while the Wise Awakes!” 2- “Only when Shiva is united with Shakti does he have the power to create.”
How does damru produce sound?
To sound the drum, he rapidly rotates it with a wrist and forearm motion in such a way that the pellets, due to centrifugal force, are thrust alternately against one and then the other head to produce a rattle-like effect.
Why is Shiva holding a trident?
With the presence of the three main devtaas, the Trishool is the destructor of the physical world which drags the mankind away from the spiritual connection. It represents holiness and good deeds and is said to remove the troubles of past, present and future.
Why does Shiva carry Trishul?
The trishula symbolism is polyvalent and rich. It is wielded by the god Shiva and is said to have been used to sever the original head of Ganesha. Durga also holds a trishula, as one of her many weapons.
Who killed Ganesha?
The boy’s behavior surprised Shiva. Sensing that this was no ordinary boy, the usually peaceful Shiva decided he would have to fight the boy and in his divine fury severed the boy’s head with his Trishul thereby killing him instantly.