[ mree-dahng-guh ]
/ mriˈdɑŋ gə /
an ancient drum of India shaped like a long conical barrel with two tuned heads of different sizes.
Also mri·dan·gam [mree-dahng-guh m] /mriˈdɑŋ gəm/.
Origin of mridanga
First recorded in 1885–1900
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Showers of marigolds, tinkle of cymbals, lusty blowing of conch shells and beat of the mridanga drum!Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda