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‘Damaru’: The Drum of Lord Shiva

Damaru symbolizes Jiva, the embodied soul, who is helplessly caught in the play of Shiva and moves according to his will and force.

Lord Shiva is considered the father of all sounds, languages, music and vibrations in the universe. Damarusymbolizes his connection with them. Damaru has a lot of significance in Hinduism and in Sanskrit language.

According to tradition, Panini, the great Sanskrit Grammarian composed the Maheshwara Sutras and created the basic rules of Sanskrit Grammar, after he saw Shiva in a vision dancing in front of him and listened to the sounds he made with his Damaru.

In Hinduism, it is believed that beating of the Damaru by Lord Shiva produced the very first sound which is called ‘Nada’. This first sound was made in the void of nothingness. Mahadev began his dance of creation to the rhythm of the Damaru. From his dance, the world came into being.

Damaru The Drum of Lord Shiva
Damaru The Drum of Lord Shiva

The Damaru symbolizes his connection with them. The two triangles in the Damaru represent the Purush and Prakriti, and their union, which results in creation, movement, speech, and sounds or Shabda. When they are separated, everything comes to a standstill and the mind lapses into total silence.

Damaru also symbolizes Jiva, the embodied soul, who is helplessly caught in the play of Shiva and moves according to his will and force. The two triangles in the Damaru represent the mind and the body, while the chord represents the twin states of birth and death, to which it is bound. Just as the being is bound to the cycle of births and deaths, the Damaru is bound to the chord.

Damaru The Drum of Lord Shiva
Damaru The Drum of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva and Rudraksha

Rudraksha which is akin to Lord Shiva himself is considered to be very auspicious. The Rudraksha beads are of great significance among spiritual seekers because of their association with Lord Shiva from ancient times. As described in the Shiva Purana, Rudraksha tree was formed by the teardrops of Mahadev and has great spiritual, healing, and scientific properties. It is mentioned that Rudraksha cures various diseases and has a therapeutic effect on the mind and body.

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