Just by thinking about Lord Shiva, an image emerging from the mind is a recluse of man. Trident in one hand, Damro in the other hand, Snake garland in the throat, Tripurund sandalwood on the head come in our mind.
It means that these 4 things are associated with LordShiva. Wherever you go anywhere in the world, you will see these 4 things with Shiva.
But have you ever wondered why Lord Shiva is always seen with the damaru either in his hand or tied to the trishul? What is the meaning & significance of Lord Shiva’s damru?
It is a symbol of infinity (the endless time). It represents that the universe is expanding and collapsing. from where it is expanding , it is collapsing there only. its an endless process. Damru creates cosmic rhythm and influences the movement of energy in the universe.
Read various legends associated with it:
Damaru is often attributed to the Shiva’s famous dancing posture—the Nataraja. It is believed by many that the damaru produced the first sound also known as ‘nada’ in the universe. It was born in the void and Shiva danced to the rhythm of damaru, which led to the creation of this universe.
Another legend has it that the top of the damaru symbolizes male creativity of procreation (the Lingam), and the downward representation stands for female creativity of procreation (the Yoni).
Also, many say that the sound produced by beating the damaru was passed onto lord Ganesha, who added more sound and thus—music was born. Some even suggest that it stands for words of the Vedas.
5 strong Mantras (chants) of Lord Shiva
1. To cleanse the soul & for safety
In Sanskrit – ॐ नमः शिवाय
In English – Om Namah Shivaya
2. To seek help from Lord Shiva
In Sanskrit – ॐ नमो भगवते रुद्राय
In English – Om Namo Bhagavate Rudraya
3. To appease Lord Shiva
In Sanskrit – ॐ त्र्यम्बकम् यजामहे सुगन्धिम् पुष्टिवर्धनम्, उर्वारूकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मा मृतात् ।
In English – Om Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim pustivardham, Urwarukmivbandhanaan Mrityormuksheey mamritaat |
4. To seek peace of mind
In Sanskrit – ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात
In English – Om Tat Purushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi Tanno Rudra Prachodayat.
5. To get health and wealth
In Sanskrit – कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारं संसारसारम् भुजगेन्द्रहारम् । सदावसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि ॥
In English – Karpur Gauram Karunavataram, Sansara Saram Bhujagendra Haram | Sada Vasantam Hridayaaravinde, Bhavam Bhavani Sahitam Namami ||
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