Udukku is a musical instrument usually played in temples for the traditional temple percussion music. It is commonly used in south India and is also known as Country Drums. This instrument is an accompaniment for various traditional art forms. It is a hollow double ended drum which tapers towards the middle from either side, for ease of holding in hand.
The player holds this percussion instrument in a horizontal position. The pitch of the instrument can be varied either by tightening or loosening the rope that gives tension for the leather surface.