Sēmakkalam [semmankalam, sōmangalam]
- Alastair Dick
Circular bell-metal percussion plaque of Tamil Nadu, southern India. It is suspended by a cord from a wooden handle and beaten with a stick. The name sōmangalam refers to a moon-shaped version. It is played in temples, in temple processions, and by mendicants etc.P. Sambamoorthy: Catalogue of Musical Instruments Exhibited in the Government Museum, Madras...