Nadaswaram Music – Nagaswaram | Nadhaswaram | Nathaswaram | Indian Classical Instrumental


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  • Published On: 2017-12-13 10:38:38
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Listen to Nadaswarm Music Played by Popular Artists Like Namagiripettai Krishnan, Karaikuruchi Arunachalam, Dr.Sheikh Chinna Moulana, MPN Brothers and Jayashankar & Valayapatti.

The nadaswaram, nagaswaram, nadhaswaram or nathaswaram is a double reed wind instrument. It is a traditional classical instrument used in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala.

This instrument is “among the world’s loudest non-brass acoustic instruments”. It is a wind instrument similar to the North Indian shehnai but much longer, with a hardwood body and a large flaring bell made of wood or metal.

In Tamil culture, the nadaswaram is considered to be very auspicious, and it is a key musical instrument played in almost all Hindu weddings and temples of the South Indian tradition. It is part of the family of instruments known as mangala vadya (lit. mangala [“auspicious”], vadya [“instrument”]). The instrument is usually played in pairs, and accompanied by a pair of drums called thavil; it can also be accompanied with a drone from a similar oboe called the ottu.

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