Dhandam also known as Yoga dandam or Brahma dandam is a special and sacred wooden stick which is mostly used by ancient sages and saints, andit is used by them for free flow of breath and acts as a support for their hands while doing meditation.
The Meditation Stick is an ancient object, which would boost our spiritual energy. It is also called as a Yoga product, and it is used in case of some Yoga therapies, and also would heal the mental diseases, and the prolonged illness of the people.
The Dhandam also can be used for massaging the certain parts of our body. It would make the blood circulations to properly flow throughout our body, and would activate the sleeping cells in our body.Those who suffer from spinal cord problems can use it to get better relief from their pain.
Ancient sages used this stick in order to protect themselves from powerful demons. Through their meditative powers, sometimes they would use this stick as a weapon in order to chase away the demons, ghosts and evil spirits. Wherever they go, they would take the holy stick also along with them. In some pictures of Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva, we can find keeping a meditation stick along with them. Lord Parasurama always used to keep a meditation stick along with him, along with his weapon Parasu.
The great Bhakta Prahalada, while he was doing penance on Lord Narasimha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, would also keep the Holy Kamandalam and the Dhandam along with him. It is also believed that Ravana, Kumbakarna and Vibhishana also kept the meditation stick with them during the time of their penance.
Still now these types are sticks are available in the market, and we can order it through online also. While using these sticks for Yoga and Meditation purpose, we must have to worship the holy sages like Agastya, Vasishta and Vishwamitra, in order to get their blessings.