A name of a classic percussion instrument in the kettledrum category in India.
Ok, whats so special about it ?
Its a regular in festive celebrations, processions, marriage etc. Even considered
auspicious for the sounds it generates. Some cultures call it helpful in driving away evil spirits.
Hmm..interesting.What is this made of ?
This is made of a claypot covered with leather on top tied by a mesh of strings. One uses wood sticks to beat on it and it even works with hand. Check out the hooks in corner to put a rope around for wearing it around the waist.
Aha. Where do I purchase it from ?
This is one available in local weekly markets for a meagre price of Rs.100-150 . I purchased it from a local market in Khajuraho.
How big is this ?
The diameter would be like 10-12 inches and height is 7-8 inches . However larger ones could run into 1-1.5 meters in dimension.
Psst.. Check out some huge size nagaadas in this bollywood song : Nagade sang dhol baaje from Ram Leela