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Ghatam Performance by Manjoor Unnikrishnan

Ghatam is a percussion instrument used mainly to accompany Carnatic music of south India. It is the second top rhythmic instrument after Mridangam. An earthenware pot, Ghatam is a thick instrument and the artist uses his fingers, thumbs, palms and heels of hands to play it. Shown here is Manjoor Unnikrishnan, an exponent in Ghatam playing the same.