Khol / Mridanga Calcutta Premium

Our khol / mridanga Calcutta Premium, made by renowned tabla manufacturer Narayan Badya Bhandar, is famous for the unmatched clear bell sound of the treble head and the fullness and warmth of the bass head. It is the perfect choice for musicians with high sound quality demands, e.g. for concerts or recordings.

EU: 449 € (incl. bag)
incl. VAT, plus 16.10 € shipping within Germany / 31.10 € within Europe
Non-EU: 377.31 € (incl. bag)
plus 31.10 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

The khol is a double-headed drum from Bengal. It is also called mridanga, especially by Krishna devotees. It is traditionally made of clay and is used to accompany ecstatic chanting of bhajans and kirtans. The khol / mridanga can be played standing hung around the neck, or sitting placed on the lap. Its differentiated finger technique allows for fascinatingly complex rhythms. However, it can also be played with the whole hands without special skills.


Our high quality clay khols made by Narayan Badya Bhandar from Calcutta are famous for their unmatched clear bell sound. They are the right choice for musicians with high sound quality demands, e.g. for concerts or recordings.

General Info

The name mridanga is derived from the sanskrit words "mrid" for "earth" or "clay" and "ang" for "body".

Manufacturer / Supplier

Our clay khols are made by NARAYAN BADYA BHANDAR, one of the best tabla makers in Calcutta today. The company in its third-generation is managed by Shyamal Das. He carries out all the finishing work himself with utmost care and love of detail in a tiny workshop, together with his father and a handful of employees who all belong to the family circle. The result is, on the one hand, tablas made with much loving care and irresistible tonal quality, and on the other hand, world famous regular customers like Anindo Chatterjee or Swapan Chaudhuri. Apart from tablas, Narayan Badya Bhandar makes also several other percussion instruments, like pakhawaj, mridangam, khol, dholak, kanjira, etc. India Instruments is the exclusive importer for Narayan Badya Bhandar in Europe.



Measure: diameter 33 cm, length 55 cm, weight: 4.5 kg
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.