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Mridanga Drum - Tilak
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Mridanga Drum - Tilak

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. Click here for the small size. The Small Tilak Mridanga's are great for children or for traveling!

Price:  130,48€ 

Mridanga Drum - Tilak


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.


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 5 colors:

  • Jagannatha Black
  • Baladeva White
  • 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:  130,48€ 
Product Reviews
GIOVANNI FIERRO - 04/03/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
I'm very happy, I have received the drums in three weeks and I'm learning to play it. It has a beautifull sound. Everyday, in the evening, I spend 1 hour to play, it's very relaxing. Thank you
Michele Jamal - 02/26/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
Thank you for the wonderful service that went into ordering and shipping the Tilak Mrdanga. which I purchased for a gift. I changed the color preference last minute, and arrangements for the switch took place. The Mrdanga arrived in good time, and was well protected with the packaging. The recipient is so pleased with the rich blue color, and deep resonant sound of the drum. Everyone who has seen the drum is impressed by the transcendental color and sound! Many blessings. I'll order again
Ron Kravitz - 12/21/2013 5 of 5 Stars!
I love playing my new Mridanga! It adds that very unique voice to the repertoire of quality sounds that are already in my percussion family. It was easily tuned with the wrench that it comes with. It should be a welcome addition to anyone's collection!
Christopher Fetter - 12/12/2013 5 of 5 Stars!
This drum sounds amazing, and the color is gorgeous. I got a blue one, and the color is like a metallic blue, with little sparkles in it. Many years ago I used to have a blue Balarama mridanga, and I can tell you that this drum both looks and sounds better than the old Balarama ones. And there's even a pocket on the strap for the tuning key. My only complaint is that it took 28 days to arrive after ordering it. But the drum is awesome! Thank you! Hare Krishna!
Nandlall Ramnauth - 11/07/2013 5 of 5 Stars!
Hare Krishna I was thinking about getting back to you earlier. When the Nityananda Mrdanga arrived I was out of town but my son said he really liked it. I was indeed quite keen to see it for myself. When I got home I was really impressed by the quality of the product; the blue color was superbly attractive and the sound vibration was amazing. The delivery was taken care quite professionally as well. Really a great product for that price. Thank you very much. Narottama das
Daniel Tucci - 08/15/2013 5 of 5 Stars!
Hare KRISHNA, I am very astonished about the nice and sweet sound of this Mridanga. The bass is grandios. Overall, the quality is outstanding. I like it, I love it, I play it everyday, if I can.
Priti Singh - 05/20/2013 5 of 5 Stars!
Hare Krishna . Mrdanga Plays very well and arrived on time. Iam Very Happy. Thanks alot :-)
Kollam Pili - 05/12/2013 5 of 5 Stars!
I love it I am buying one for my daughter and play mine to all kinds of music
Ian MacMillan - 04/04/2013 4 of 5 Stars!
Great sounding drum. Feels light yet durable. It arrived at my doorstep quite quickly after my initial order was placed. The pictures on the website didn't quite do justice to the colour of the drum (I purchased the blue drum). However, this is a very minor concern and doesn't in any way effect the quality of the sound.
Eliott Reed - 03/20/2013 5 of 5 Stars!
I would reccomend purchesing a Mridanga from this website. The team sent it via secure post and were very proffesional.
Rakesh Manohar - 03/19/2013 5 of 5 Stars!
HB. All Glories to SP. All Glories to Lord Balaram. All Glories to Vrnda devi. The thiluk Mrdunga sound is resounding on the west coast of Cape Town. The sound echoes each evening as my two children and I try to glorify their Lordships Sri Sri Nitai Guarasundar. Thank you. HB . Rasaraj Das, Krsna Karuna dasi and Radha Radhanath Das.
Mohan Sonnylal - 01/12/2013 5 of 5 Stars!
Excellent customer service. I was pleased to have purchased from this store. I'll also recommend anyone in the future.
David Brown - 01/09/2013 5 of 5 Stars!
I was very impressed with the quality tone and appearance of this Mrdanga. It was put through its paces during the recent New Years Harinam in Vancouver Canada. It tuned beautifully and was more than loud enough. Well done! The delivery was very prompt. Hare Krsna
Mark Brooks - 09/03/2012 5 of 5 Stars!
I have bought two of these tilak drums One as a gift for our temple And one for home Great sound and light to carry Not every ones favorite as the clay drums seem to be preferred by some. But for a robust kirtan the tilak rocks
Edgar Estrada Gutierrez - 07/09/2012 5 of 5 Stars!
Hare Krishna All glories to Srila Prabhupada I received the mridanga very quickly and in perfect condition (the packaging is very safe and sturdy). The quality of attention to my request at all times was excellent and the quality of the sound is very beautiful. I hope to participate in beautiful kirtans and bhajans to transcendental pleasure of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madan Gopal. that the blessings of Lord Caitanya be with you always. thanks Your eternal servant Ekodeva das br

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Same excellent quality as the Large Tilak Mridangas
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