Nadaswaram & Thavil


Sri Mariamman Temple / Singapore


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  1. A small correction Tom. I think that is the Nadaswaram and not a Shehnai. Also the Tabla sits vertical on the ground. Shall have to check with hubby what this percussion instrument is called. Both are South Indian – Carnatic – instruments, and hence used in a Mariamman temple (also South Indian) The Shehnai and Tabla are North Indian or Hindustani instruments and unlikely to be used here.

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  2. Thanks, Madhu, always good to know you! Mistakes like this happen, because I like Indian culture but don’t know much about it (and the shehnai YouTube-Video does fit to the sound, I heard, very well). Would you please instruct me, if it’s OK, to name the electronic device, they are using, as a substitute for a tanpura?

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  3. Thavil it is! Can’t see anything that resembles a Tanpura in the picture. In any case Tanpura is North Indian as well, in the South it would be a Tambura or Veena 🙂

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