– Percussion instrument using the beads tied to its end
– Length 3.8 inches
– Made of wood and leather
– An accompaniment in folk songs and religious ceremonies
– Handcrafted in Nepal
An hour-glass shaped drum. Rattan straps with knots on both ends strike the drum heads as it is shaken producing rattling sound. The drum is used in Hindu prayers and ceremonies. The damaru is an essential aid in Buddhist Vajrayana ritual practice as well. In many temples in Nepal, one can see these drums hanging from door beams with worshippers shaking these to wake holy spirits and bring good energy.