• 30.mandolin-01_2
  • viloin
  • 22.veena_
  • 20.uddukai1
  • 21.thavil2
  • 28.tarshennai-01
  • ghungroo
  • 18.tabla_
  • 17.swarmandel
  • 29.shursingar-01
  • 16.sitar_
  • 1.sangu_11
  • 12.sarod_
  • 13.sarangi1
  • 11.santoor
  • 14.shenai2
  • 27.mridangam1
  • 8.Morsing
  • 9.kanjira
  • 7.harmonium
  • 5.ghatam1
  • 4.e-tampura11
  • 3.dilruba2
  • 2.bansuri
  • 26.konnakol
  • 34.vocal_male2
  • 6.ghungroo1
  • 25.vocal_female2

The Shankha

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How The Shankha sounds

The shankha is a conch shell primarily used in religious music of Hinduism and Buddhism.

The shell is got from the shell of a large predatory sea snail, the Turbinella Pyrum that lives in the Indian ocean. The main body of the shell is oblong or conical.

The shankha is blown through a hole that is specially drilled near the apex. When blown, the sound produced is loud and high.

discover Where it's from

south

Performer Information

udukkai-shankha-performer

Performer Name: Ganesh

Musical Tradition:
South, carnatic

Did you know


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Blowing the shankha was considered the appropriate way to start everything from religious ceremonies to battles with the enemy in the stories of the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

 

Other instruments in this genre

viloinThe violin
22.veena_The Veena
20.uddukai1The Udukkai
21.thavil2The Thavil
1.sangu_11The Shankha
14.shenai2The Nadaswaram
27.mridangam1The Mridangam
8.MorsingThe Morsing
9.kanjiraThe Kanjira
5.ghatam1The Ghatam
2.bansuriThe Bansuri
26.konnakolKonnakol
25.vocal_female2Carnatic vocal (female)