Nagara is a large hemispherical kettle-drum used
in temples, struck with two curved sticks and carried on a decorated elephant.
It is played before and after making important announcements.
Damaram is a conical instrument with a shell of
wood and braces of leather, placed on a bullock and played with two sticks,
one of them curved and other straight.
Udukki is an instrument held in the left hand
and played by the finger of the right hand. It is used in all folk temples
and is an emblem of Shiva. Davandai is a large Udukki and is played with
Gummati is a pot-shaped drum held in horizontal
posture while playing.
Ekkalam is an s-shaped horn played with the trumpet
and the drum.
Pambai is a pair of coloured and painted cylindrical
drums used in temple festivals.