Thoppi Maddalam

The artist is playing what I think is called the Thoppi Maddalam, one of the instruments that form part of the Panchavadyam used in temples, marriage ceremonies and festival celebrations.
Thoppi Maddalam
If anyone knows better, do let me know or share more information in the comments.

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  1. പുള്ളി പുലി November 1, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    Nice work

  2. Praveen November 1, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    i just know it as maddalam :D
    loved the blue n white color combo

  3. Nisha November 1, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    It is alos probably called Thavil in Tamil. And it is a part of Panchvadyam.

    See here

  4. Kichu $ Chinnu | കിച്ചു $ ചിന്നു November 2, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    nice portrait!

  5. Sid November 2, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    @Sameer - Thanks.

    @Praveen - I loved the guy's shirt, it was a marriage so I guess he was at his best!

    @Nisha - It definitely looks more like the Thavil but this is what people were referring it to there.

    @Kichu & Chinu - Thank you very much.