The damaru is the hourglass drum associated with Siva. Siva is fond of music and dance. In particular, rhythm is enjoyed by Siva, as it reflects the universal rhythm which maintains the cosmos. Shankara and Hara are also names of Siva.The Ganges River (Ganga) is said to spring from the matted locks of Siva, who dwells in the Himalayas at the source of the Ganges. Goddess Parvati is Sivas other half, meaning that the Divine is neither male nor female, but a synthesis of both. TaanSen asks in this prayer song, to be taken across the ocean of existence, to the immortal abode.