by David Courtney working tools


Khol also called mridang, is a folk drum of northeast India.  It has a body made of clay, a very small head on the right side (approximately 4 inches), and a larger head on the left side (approximately 10 inches).  A fibreglass version of the khol has become popular in the West among the members of ISKCON.  It is very popular in the kirtans of Bengal, but it is also found throughout the northeast including Bangladesh.

Vogen Bormon of Bangladesh and his Khol
Photo courtesy of Mir Ali Akhtar


Other Instruments Used With Khol



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