The Mridangam is the Southern Indian counterpart of the Northern Indian Pakhawaj and the most important drum in Karnatic music. The skins are substantially thicker than those of the Pakhawaj or also of the Tabla but they also consist of layers. Unlike the smaller skin, the larger bass skin does not have a black paste. Tuning wedges are not used for the Mridangams. The Mridangam in the size offered by TARANG is tuned to C - E.
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