Idakka

The idakka (Malayalam: ഇടയ്ക്ക), also spelt edaykka/edakka, is an hourglass-shaped drum from Kerala in south India. This handy percussion instrument is very similar to the pan-Indian damaru.

This drum is popularised by Njeralathu Ramapothuval in general public of Kerala which was very restricted to play only inside the temple walls.While the damaru is played by rattling knotted cords against the resonators, the idakka is played with a stick. Like the damaru, the idakka’s pitch may be bent by squeezing the lacing in the middle.