Drums, dorje and bell
Buying Drums, Dorjes and Bells
Mystical ritual drum (Damaru)
Damaru drums are small hourglass-shaped drums. You will find this mainly on ancient temple walls in Nepal, Tibet and India. The Damaru drum is the drum that Shiva holds in one of his ten hands.
Itinerant Buddhist monks carry this drum with them.
Dorjes and Bells
Dorje (Vajra) and bells are ritual objects that are used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals such as puja.
The Dorje represents compassion, the pure male energy.
The bell symbolizes wisdom, the pure feminine energy. The use of both Dorje and Bel reminds us to combine compassion with wisdom, the insight that all phenomena are empty of inherent existence.