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Mridanga Drum - Tilak (25")

Experience the Tilak Mridanga

Said to be an incarnation of Krishna’s brother Lord Balarama Himself, the Mridanga is a powerful instrument, which helps to carry devotees into blissful ecstasy while they chant the holy names of Krishna. In Kirtan, with thousands of people or just one or two, the Mridanga raises the consciousness and allows one and all to focus more fully on Krishna.

Tilak Mridangas are available in 2 sizes. This is the page for the normal/big size (25 inches long). Click here for the small size. The Small Tilak Mridanga's are great for children or for traveling!

Price:  £138.03 
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Mridanga Drum - Tilak (25")


Nakula Prabhu plays the new Tilak Mrdanga. This is the new fiberglass mrdanga based on the design of the original ISKCON "Balaram Mridanga" but the Tilak Mrdanga is now a much improved and more reasonably priced mrdanga.

Introducing the new Tilak Mridanga! The Mridanga is made from hard wearing fiberglass and is built to last. On the body of each is the famous "Tilak" symbol that distinguishes the Vaishnava. This will help you to remember the spiritual and service aspect of playing the Mridanga.

The Highest Quality AND The Most Affordable

After years of research and development the new fiberglass Tilak Mridanga has been produced to replace the now mostly unavavilable Balarama Mridangas.

The Balarama Mridanga was first produced at New Dwarka (ISKCON Los Angeles) to solve a big problem with the clay Mridangas from India. The clay Mridangas are very fragile. A slight impact will cause them to break. To avoid this problem the fiberglass "Balarama Mridanga" was invented. It was a grand success and now the new and improved Tilak Mridanga is now available at almost half the price of where the Balarama Mridangas were priced.

By improving the production methods and producing the drums in a large quantity we have been able to both improve the quality of the Mridangas significantly and dramatically reduce the price at the same time.

Tilak Mridangas are available 3 colors:

  • Varaha Red
  • Chaitanya Golden Yellow
  • Gopal Krishna Blue

The Tilak Mridanga is quickly becoming the preferred instrument for Sankirtan and temple Kirtan alike. There are many advantages of these high quality fiberglass Mridangas:

  1. With a resonant bass head and a beautiful, crisp treble head, Tilak Mridangas have top-quality sound.
  2. They are easy to tune, and with the included tuning key you can tune up on the fly.
  3. Have you ever been out on Harinam Sankirtan and had the weather suddenly change from a beautiful sunny day to what might be best described as a "beautiful" shower? Tilak Mridangas won’t fall apart in the rain!
  4. The drum holds true and stays in tune regardless of the season.
  5. The vibrant, glossy finish adds beautiful color to your Harinam party.
  6. Tilak Mridangas are virtually indestructible, so transporting them is easy. (Some people have reported that an additional benefit of the Tilak Mridanga can be found when travelling by plane. You can easily remove the big/bass head of the drum and fill it with some of your clothes and other belongings, reducing the volume of your luggage and sometimes even saving you money on airfare!)

** NOTE ** You can hear in the video how much more the Tilak mrdanga sounds like a clay drum than previous fibreglass mrdangas.

Whats the bottom line?

A Tilak Mridanga will be a great friend and companion if…

  • You want an instrument that sounds great in any weather.
  • You travel a lot.
  • You enjoy Harinam and refuse to let little things like weather get in your way.
  • You want a rugged instrument that can stand up to the beating of a Ratha Yatra or big festival Kirtan.
  • You want an indestructible instrument to give to a young child so he can channel his energy toward Krishna (get them a small sized Tilak Mridanga).

Sri Mridanga Ki Jaya!

Big and Small Tilak Mrdanga Dimensions


Shipping Dimensions & Weight (Normal Size Tilak Mrdanga)

Packed in the box: Weight: 5 kgs (11 lbs), Box Size: 13.5"x13.5"x26"

Price:  £138.03 
Mrdanga Color:

Product Reviews
lindsey reynolds - 03/25/2018 5 of 5 Stars!
Love it! Beautiful color and sound. This drum is exactly what I hoped it would be.
tobin stephen - 08/21/2017 5 of 5 Stars!
Fast delivery ,good quality of the many items I have ordered from you
Maralee Ash - 07/14/2017 5 of 5 Stars!
I am totally blissful to have my very own mrdanga especially with the tilak on it's side. It has a very good sound and can be easily tuned. I feel like I am in Lord Gauranga's Army. Sankirtan Yajna Ki Jai! Thank you so much for this wonderful service. Hare Krsna.
Manasi Mahajan - 06/26/2017 5 of 5 Stars!
Thank you. very good service. This Mridanga can be too big for some people. good for a person whose height is about 5.8ft and above . Thank you! :)
Stephen sinnott - 06/22/2017 5 of 5 Stars!
Great value mridanga drum which can take a bit of rough treatment unlike the clay ones which damage very easily. Very easy to tune also and the heads are not affected by humid or dry air like the clay ones. Excellent!
Paul Howard - 06/22/2017 5 of 5 Stars!
Hare Krishna. Superb service and product. Mridanga has a great sound, and was delivered quickly. Thank you and I look forward to making more orders. Haribol.
nikhil bharadwaj - 01/04/2017 5 of 5 Stars!
Great product quality and excellent communication.
Viklesh Prasad - 09/11/2016 5 of 5 Stars!
excellent instrument for in door and out door kirtan from nausori fiji hari bol
Christopher Ashdown - 08/22/2016 5 of 5 Stars!
Beautiful drum...thank you very much...............................................
gordon jones - 08/10/2016 3 of 5 Stars!
Hare Krishna I had wanted the Tilak drum for some time. Upon opening the package , after the prompt delivery , I noticed the middle plastic ring was askew . I centered the ring back in its groove and noticed fine scratches all around one side where the ring was covering . Well , I suppose I will have the cover on most of the time anyway but when you get something new it should be mint condition. After a tune up it sounds great . Thank you for the opportunity to give feedback . Respect, Gord
Leo - 06/17/2016 5 of 5 Stars!
Thank you all at Krsna Store That Mrdanga that you sent me was in perfect condition, and I am very sadisfied with the purchase. Your Servant in Words. LeoM.
Jerald Ogrisseg - 06/05/2016 5 of 5 Stars!
Great price. Great sounding drum that shipped faster than expected!
Henrik Dahlström - 03/03/2016 5 of 5 Stars!
Excellent drum and easy to play even for the beginner...made in the Philippines known for it's long tradition of Vedic Culture...easy to carry on Harinama...divine sound!
Zdenek Saly - 02/28/2016 5 of 5 Stars!
Thank you very much for very beautiful Mridanga. It arrived in two weeks in safely package, and it is lovely to play on. Great sound and very easy to tune. I am very happy to have it. Thank you.
Immanuel Richard - 10/18/2015 5 of 5 Stars!
I am astounded with the amazing customer service and generosity. The shipping in India can be pretty rough and so when my mridanga package arrived in Puri India (shipped from the Philippines) it had a small crack in it. I wrote a message of complaint and immediately I got a response asking if I'd like to be reimbursed with cash or a free new mridanga. I chose a new mridanga and this time it shipped with no problem. They even paid the $50 shipping cost! The Mataji who I dealt with was very helpful and kind. I have never seen such good customer service elsewhere. The mridanga is very light. Both sides of the mridanga are very loud and sounds almost just like a real clay mridanga. This is especially essential for places which have humid climate (humidity loosens the leather make clay mridangas go completely flat) or places which have a very dry climate (dryness tightens the leather making the bass side of the mridanga very high pitch). Here in India during the summer time the mridanga would sound too high and in the winter time it would be too low to the point of even going totally flat. But this Tilak Mridanga has solved all these common mridanga problems. Oh and during Ratha-yatra time in Puri they shoot you with these huge water guns because it is so hot. All the clay mridanga players had to cover their mridangas with cloth and guard it but me and my Tilak mridanga were getting drenched with water with no problem and I could continue playing loud. How awesome is that? A water-proof mridanga whose sound stays the same throughout all weather conditions! It is super easy to tune as well with the little wrench that is so intelligently placed on the shoulder strap.
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