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Panimaram is a musical instrument confined to the temple rituals of Kerala. It resembles an elongated ring with both ends tightly covered with leather membranes. Ox hide used to be preferred for covering. The device got its name from the use of ‘pani’ (palm) to play it. The style involves learning an elaborate and complex cycle of rhythms calling for years of training.

Updated on 12th February, 2016


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