Maram, an Avanaddha Vadya (Membranophones), is a bifacial cylindrical drum used only during the ‘Panikottu’ in temples of Kerala
. The shape is same as that of Chenda
and is played with the palm of the hands on one side, holding vertically.
Wood of Superior jackfruit tree is used to make the instrument. Leather of cow is used to cover the sides. Both sides have same diameter and produce same quality of sound.