Vol. 4 No. S-9 (2022): Volume 4, Issue S-9, Year 2022

Importance of Mridangam (Percussion Instrument) in Carnatic Music Concerts

Kiritharan Sharma N
Independent Researcher, Dematagoda, Colombo-09, Sri Lanka

Published 2022-07-28


  • Geetham,
  • Mridangam,
  • Rhythm,
  • Carnatic Music

How to Cite

N, K. S. (2022). Importance of Mridangam (Percussion Instrument) in Carnatic Music Concerts. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(S-9), 69-75. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt22s910

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Music is an art that is loved by all the people of the world. Music is seen as the key factor in uniting all living beings in the world with God. There are many different types of music found all over the world. Among them, Carnatic music is found as a branch of Indian music genres. Carnatic music is seen as a music genre that mainly represents South India and is loved by many people worldwide. Our hymn is joyful. Music consists of three sections, namely: songs; instrumental music; and the mode of dancing. "Geetham" means vocal music, "Vaathiyam" means instrumental music, and "Niruthiyam" means dance. Carnatic music concerts are organised as vocal music and instrumental music concerts. The mridangam is the most important rhythmic and pitching instrument in Carnatic music concerts. The mridangam, the primary percussion instrument, is also the main instrument used in Carnatic music concerts to keep all the songs in a rhythmic pattern. In this research paper, the importance of the mridangam in Carnatic music concerts has been examined by presenting various matters. In that way, apart from the introduction and summary of the research paper, the introduction to the Carnatic music concert, the history of the mridangam instrument, and the uniqueness of the mridangam in Carnatic music concerts have been examined in this study.


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