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Manipuri Mridang

Pung, also known as Manipuri Mridang, is a sort of double-sided drum that is commonly used in Manipur. It is a ubiquitous component of the Chalom, a Manipuri dance.

In appearance, the Pung resembles the Khol except that it has cylindrical heads and a wooden body. This instrument is thought to be introduced by the King Khuyoi Tompok in 154 AD.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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