The mridangam maker of Vrindavan

by Shutterjitter June. 17, 2008 4588 views

Mridangam is a percussion instrument from India-South India-to be precise. It's an important component of Carnatic(Karnataka?) style of classical music from (south)India.
Mridangam is basically a double sided drum,with the body made using a hollowed piece of jack wood fruit, whose apartures/mouths at both the ends are covered with goat skin leather. Leather straps go around the circumfrence of the drum and I suppose these straps are used to adjust the sound of the mridangam.
I met this person at Vrindavan, a town in Uttar Pradesh in North India, associated with Lord Krishna. he told me he originally hailed from West Bengal which is very far from Vrindavan.

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Maxine 11 years, 8 months ago

Lovely shot! They're my favourite drums, besides the tabla. (How does an Aussie girl know about such things? .... long story.)

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Ana A. Negru 11 years, 9 months ago

Interesting post!

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Carol 11 years, 9 months ago

..Oh my goodness .... this is terrific.....and interesting ..

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Varaprasad 11 years, 9 months ago

lovely post

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Shruti 11 years, 9 months ago

very nice post with a great info.bohut acchhi hay

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