Mridangam, a popular musical instrument used mainly for Karnatic music. The mridangam belongs to the percussion family and has been played by Indians for more than 2000 years. Covered with stretched skins on each side this instrument consists of a wooden shell approximately 27 inches long.
It is famous for its distinctive buzzing sound and is used extensively for dance performances. The video shows the playing of Mridangam by an artist in India.