Pooja Drums

Pooja Drums

It consists of a circular wooden frame with one end closed with cow skin membrane and the other end open. Drum is played with two sticks, one being larger and thinner than the other. It is a frame drum about 35 centimeters in diameter. It consists of a shallow ring of wood, covered on one side with a stretched cow hide that is glued to the wooden frame. The preferred wood is neem wood although other types may be used. The shell is made up of three separate pieces of wood each in the shape of an arc.

Just before the commencement of every performance, drummers will heat the Drum, holding them extremely close to a small bonfire, so that the heat absorbs the moisture in the drum heads and tightens them considerably. After heating, the drums produce a high pitched loud cracking sound when struck. We make it in the variants of fibre made drums too.