Damaru (Pinyin: Dá mǎ rú) is a Tibetan and Mongolian musical instrument that strikes the membrane. Tibetan is also known as Daru and Dari. In Mongolian, it is called Danbulenger and Bulenger. The Han people call it Dharma drum and rattle drum. It is popular in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Tibet and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.


  • Pinyin:Dá mǎ rú
  • type:slamming membrane musical instrument
  • popular area:Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Tibet and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
  • Tibetan nickname:Daru, Darri
  • Chinese nickname:Drum, rattle
  • Mongolian nickname:Danbulenger, Bulenger
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When playing, the monk's right thumb and index finger hold the waist of the drum, and the rest of the fingers support the colored ribbons or drum ears, and quickly turn the wrist back and forth to make the drum pendant hit both ends of the drum surface to make a sound, and the sound is crisp and loud.
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With a long history, its shape is similar to the ancient shank drum. It is a small double-sided slender-waisted rattle without a wooden handle, but it is different from the rattle spread in the mainland. The drum body is composed of two bowl-shaped cavities that are butted at the bottom and communicated in the middle waist.
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