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Chod Drum #1

Chod Drum #1

Regular price $550.00 AUD
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This particular Chod drum has been made by a former Buddhist monk and follows all requirements for this particular kind of holy object. Sacred mantras have been carefully stuck inside the drum shell. The skin used in this particular drum is trin pag (cloud skin). Goat skin is treated with minerals and herbs and then buried underground, giving it a distinct tone and character. The outer shell is made from high quality Bhutanese burl wood and has been polished and turned with great care and skill. This Damaru comes ready to play with a handle and tail, as well as a carry bag.

The Damaru is often used in Buddhist rituals as a sound offering.  Its hourglass shape and resonating drumheads, signifies the union of wisdom and compassion - the very essence of Buddhist enlightenment. During Chöd rituals, the rhythmic beat of the Damaru helps practitioners transcend the ego, and summon benevolent spirits as they offer their own bodies as a symbolic feast. Chod drums are usually played by practitioners/students that have taken an initiation into this practice. Others might keep them in their shrine as a sacred object/offering.

Item Specifications

  • Shell: Bhutanese burl (bawa)
  • Skin Diameter: 22.5 cms, damaru is 12 cms tall
  • Made in Nepal by a former monk
  • Comes ready to play, with a free case for safe keeping and transport
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