Mugar Shankh is a small instrument accompaning the Carnatic music concerts
. It is popular in Tamil Nadu
During concerts, it is played along with Mridangam and never used alone. It has the shape of a shankh (conch) and produces the sound resembling the same, and hence the name Mugar Shankh.
The 6 cm broad and 15 cm long instrument is made up of metal. It has two parts, an iron or steel rectangular frame and a bow shaped steel part in the center of the frame. The pitch of the music varies with the length of the bow.