Measurements (In Inches & Ounces). Dimension: 6" x 5.5" x 3. Bawa Wood and Gold plated copper.The Bawa Wood Bhutanese Chod Damaru is a traditional musical instrument from Bhutan. It is a type of hand drum, often used in religious ceremonies and rituals. The damaru is made from a hollowed-out piece of bawa wood, and has two small drumheads at either end, which are struck with a pair of wooden beaters. The instrument is known for its distinctive, high-pitched sound, which is said to have spiritual significance in Bhutanese culture.
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the damaru is part of a collection of sacred implements and musical instrument was adopted from the tantric practices of ancient India. These reached the Himalayas from the 8th to 12th century, persisting in Tibet as the practice of Vajrayana flourished there, even as it vanished in the subcontinent of India. The Chod damaru (or choda) is a specialized form of damaru. It is generally larger in circumference and has a more round shape than its smaller counterpart. The Chod damaru is used in the tantric practice of Chod.
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