Khol / Mridanga Calcutta Standard

Our khol / mridanga Calcutta Standard offers a good quality of materials and workmanship and a clear bell sound of the treble head. It is the right choice for amateur musicians.

EU: 219 € (incl. bag)
incl. 19% VAT, plus 6.90 € shipping within Germany / 6.90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 184.03 € (incl. bag)
plus 6.90 € 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.

Manufacturer / Supplier

CALCUTTA STANDARD is India Instruments' name for particularly inexpensive beginner instruments which, despite their low price, are perfectly playable and offer an appealing sound. However, the material, sound and workmanship quality is below that of the more expensive brand manufacturers.

Our Calcutta standard instruments are all built in the pulsating West Bengal metropolis of Kolkata (former: Calcutta), one of the most important centres for music and instrument making in India since the 19th century. Until 2001 the city was called Calcutta after the English spelling - hence our model name, which dates back to the 1990s. There a differentiated network of workshops builds instruments without brand names with the simplest means in traditional handicraft. Our local partners keep a constant eye on the local market and buy anonymously built instruments that meet our standards. The suppliers change according to the market situation.