The mridangam, a double-headed South Indian cylindrical drum, belongs to the percussion family and is nicknamed as the “King of Percussion”. This is an indispensable accompaniment in the concerts of both the vocal and instrumental music in south India. It is also known by the name of maddal or maddalam.

The origin of mridangam goes back to the Indian mythologies wherein it is stated that Lord Nandi (the Bull God), who was the escort of Lord Shiva was a master percussionist and used to play the mridangam during the performance of the " Taandav " dance by Lord Shiva. That is why mridangam is called the 'Deva Vaadyam' or the instrument of the Lords.

This miniature musical instrument narrates the fascinating story of India’s musical heritage. A perfect gift for musician!

Features:
  • Made from assorted woods such as Ghora-neem (Melia azedarach), Gamar (Gmelina arborea), Akashmoni (Acacia auriculiformis), teak wood and other local wood.
  • It elegantly mounted on a solid wood base.
  • It's a unique piece of craft.
  • It's an ideal product to be gifted to any music lover.
  • Suitable for Home Decor, Music School Decor, Office Decor and Gifting purposes.
  • Care Instruction: Wipe it Clean With Soft & Dry Cloth
Note: This miniature replica has high resemblance with the original Instrument and looks great but has no sound and is not playable.

History:

India has a rich musical history with its very own musical instruments. Some instruments are used primarily in North Indian music (Hindustani Sangeet), some are used in the south Indian music (Carnatic Sangeet), while others are found in folk music. The music of ancient India has its roots from the many indigenous instruments that gained wide use at the time such as the seven-holed flute and various stringed instruments.  

A few artisans of Midnapore, West Bengal make these miniature music instruments  with all detailing and fine work to ensure the end product is an exact replica. This miniature instrument is handcrafted from solid well-seasoned wood with excellent craftsmanship of woodcarving.

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Kaushik J
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Very nice.