The khol (Bengali: খোল, Assamese: খোল) also known as mridanga in Oriya (lit. “mrit+anga” = “clay body”) or mridong (Bengali: মৃদঙ্গ) (not to be confused with mridangam from southern India) is a terracotta two-sided drum used in northern and eastern India for accompaniment with devotional Kirtan music. It originates from the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam and Manipur. The drum is played with palms and fingers of both hands.
The chanting of the holy names of Krishna is the main practice of the bhakti tradition and the mridanga is the most important element in the musical accompaniment, along with Karatalas.
The high quality mrdangas sold via this store are hard to come by. They are made in the holy land of Vrindavana. All drums are made exclusively of thick high-quality ahimsa cow leather. The long relationship of our supplier with a few selected local mridanga makers goes back almost 20 years.
The price includes shipping directly from Vrindavan to your door anywhere in the world with FedEx within 5-10 days. The package is fully insured, so if anything should go wrong, there is a full refund guarantee. If you want to order more than one mridanga, please get in touch for more details.