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The Mridangam is an ancient percussion Instrument of South India. Hailed as the King of South Indian percussion Instruments, it forms the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a carnatic music ensemble. The word mridangam is derived from the Sanskrit words Mrid and Angam - Mrid meaning clay and Angam meaning body. The lessons on this DVD have been tailored by Sri N. Ramakrishnan in such a way that they can be practiced in the comfort of your home. 1. History of Mridangam. 2. Physical components. 3. Tips before performing. 4. The Instrument - Sizes and Varieties. 5. The Nature of its Sound. 6. The History of the Masters and Schools of Thought. 7. Gurukalam. 8. Profile of N. Ramakrishnan. 9. Lessons on Mridangam.