If you're looking for a quality Mridanga, this is it! The TAAL Balaram is a traditional sized Mridanga constructed with a sturdy, thick clay shell for warm, even tonal resonance and impressive durability.
Each drum is carefully crafted by some of the worlds most passionate drum makers in Mayapur, West Bengal. We have them on hand here in Urbana, IL and adjust each one individually before shipment.
Includes: - FREE SHIPPING within contingent U.S. (excludes HI & AK) - One month FREE access at Bhakti Breakfast Club -- classes on tabla, harmonium, and more!
NOTE: Size details are approximate/average. - Length: 23 inches - Width at Hip: 12.5 inches - Weight: ~9 lbs. - Dayan diameter: ~4 inches - Bayan diameter: ~8 inch - Construction: Clay Ceramic
SHIPPING: Our packing methods have ensured that over 99% of the instruments we ship arrive undamaged. Should things not go perfectly, we will get you a replacement, refund, part or whatever is necessary. No problem.
STORE: If you want to buy a great Mridanga, you're in the right place!
Our passion is to connect people like you with India's very best handcrafted folk instruments, and since 2010, our little family-owned operation has steadily evolved for this purpose.
If you're curious, PBS dug into a little bit of the back story in 2014:
And if you're curious about what we've been up to more recently, our friend Jeff Starr released this interview in 2021:
While much of India is rapidly advancing, the Indian instrument manufacturing process remains comparatively primitive. From touch ups to tuning, much of what we do at Old Delhi Music is add a layer of quality control to an otherwise non-standardized production process.
We wrote THIS ARTICLE to ensure customers understand and might appreciate this old-fashioned production style, the unique products we carry, and how we're working to ensure genuine quality, despite the odds. It's a quick read, and definitely worthwhile for anyone considering the purchase of a traditional Indian instrument.