Dayan Single Narayan Badya Bhandar Premium

Narayan Badya Bhandar Premium is a top quality single dayan for the uncompromising requirements of professional tabla players.

EU: 289 €
incl. VAT, plus 16.10 € shipping within Germany / 25.50 € within Europe
Non-EU: 242,86 €
plus 25.50 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

We usually stock Narayan Badya Bhandar Premium dayans in any diameter from 5 to 6 inches (= 12.70 to 15.24 cm), covering a pitch range of a full octave from low G to high f. Custom-made dayans according to your individual specifications can be ordered as well. Please let us know the required pitch and diameter when you place an order!

Sound sample tabla solo with sarangi.


The Narayan Badya Bhandar Premium dayan shell is made of solid, well seasoned mahogany wood. This kind of wood gives a good resonance and is relatively heavy, thus providing a perfect combination of great sound and stable standing. The use of Indian rosewood (shishum) is restricted by international wildlfe conservation agreements since 2017. There we do not sell shishum tablas any more.
The heads (goat skin) are made with special care and the shyai (rice paste and iron dust) is built specifically to produce the desired pitch. A Narayan Badya Bhandar Premium dayan will therefore always give a tone of unique clarity and sustain. Slight vibratory sounds in the shyai can not always be ruled out, though. They are not a defect, but an individual touch of the specific instrument.
Strong straps (buffalo skin) and even tuning wedges (hardwood) round off the attractive general impression of the Narayan Badya Bhandar Premium dayan.

General Info

Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.

Manufacturer / Supplier

NARAYAN BADYA BHANDAR is 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.

Size / Pitch

If you would like to buy a Narayan Badya Bhandar Premium dayan, please think about the required size. The smaller its diameter the higher its pitch. The size of your hands is an important factor as well. Very small dayans are hard to play with very big hands - and vice versa. Bigger dayans make it easier for beginners to practice a clear finger placing for the different strokes.

The following chart gives a rough relation between diameter and maximum pitch height:
5 inches: e to f
5 1/4 inches: d to e
5 1/2 inches: c to d
5 3/4 inches: A to c
6 inches: G to A

Of course the dayans can be played at lower pitches as well. Larger or smaller dayans for special pitches can be ordered on request.

Height: 27 cm