Damaru

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Damaru

Damaru (Skt. ḍāmaru; Tib. ཌཱ་མ་རུ་, ང་ཆུང་, or, རྔེའུ་ཆུང་, Wyl. nga chung or rnge’u chung) — a small double-sided hand-drum sometimes made from the tops of two skulls and therefore translated as 'skull-drum'. The damaru is held in the right hand, and is frequently paired with the bell, held in the left hand.