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Ghatam is a percussion instrument used in carnatic music. Variants of the ghatam are used in Punjabi and Rajasthani folk traditions. Ghatam is mainly baked from clay with some metals like copper, brass and iron being used as fillings. The walls of the ghatam used be of uniform thickness and the pitch of the instrument is determined by the size. A town called manamadurai near Madurai is famous for the ghatams produced there.







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