(Sanskrit ब्रह्मदण्ड) Literally, "staff of Brahma." Danda means "staff, rod." Also known as Meru-danda.
"Thou art the cause of all causes. Thou art a Brahma (in the form of Pranava), thou art Swaha; thou art the bearer of the Danda [staff, rod], thy head is bald, and thou art he who has his words, deeds and thoughts under control." - Mahabharata
"The vertebral column is known by the Hindus as Brahmadanda or the staff of Brahma. It is also symbolized by the bamboo reed with seven knots that the yogis from India carry." - Samael Aun Weor, Igneous Rose