History And Uses Of Mizhavu Musical Instrument In English

0
157
Mizhavu Musical Instrument
Please Rate This Post ...

History And Uses Of Mizhavu Musical Instrument

History

  • Mizhav or Mizhavu is a large copper drum played with percussion instruments in the performing arts of Kerala, Koodiyattam and Koothu.
  • It is played by the Ambalavasi Nambiar community. After 1965, when a Mizhavu repertory started in Kalamandalam Mizhavu, the caste barrier was broken and nowadays anyone can play Mizhavu in Koodiyattam, Nangiyar Koothu, Chakyar Koothu, and Mizhavu Thayambaka.

Use

  • Mijavu is considered “celibacy” and is considered sacred. It is used to accompany the sacred ritualistic temple performances of Koodiyattam and Koothu.
  • Only members of the Ambalavasi Nambiar community are still allowed to play it inside temples or koothambalams.

Texture

  • A pot-shaped drum with a mouth, made of copper, with the mouth covered with skin. While playing it is kept on a wooden stand and played with both hands.

Material

  • Copper

Mizhavu’s Question Answer –

Mizhavu is played in which state?

Mizhavu is played in the state of Kerala.

Mizhavu is made of which metal?

Mizhavu is a tabla instrument made of copper.

How to use Mizhavu?

Mizhavu is used to accompany the sacred ritualistic temple performances of Koodiyattam and Koothu.

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here