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Villadi Vadyam



Villadi Vadyam is a bow-shaped instrument found in South Indian states, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Villu refers to bow and Adi to strike.

The instrument is made of a bow, which is two or three meters in length. It is placed on an inverted earthen pot which functions as a sound amplifier. The bow string is usually a hemp or leather strap and has bells which jingle on striking. The instrument accompanies 'villu pattu', a traditional folk song.



Updated on 16th December, 2015

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