Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Vessels > Plosive >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.24
Area: Tamil Nadu.
Region: South Asia.
Description: The ghaṭam [in Sanskrit: घटः ghata, Kannada: ಘಟ ghaṭah, Tamil: கடம் ghatam, Telugu: ఘటం ghatam, Malayalam: ഘടം, ghatam] is a percussion instrument used in various repertoires across India. It’s a variant played in Punjab and known as gharha as it is a part of Punjabi folk traditions. It’s analogue in Rajasthan is known as the madga and pani mataqa “water jug”.
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