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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:  176,17€ 

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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:  176,17€ 
Product Reviews
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.
omar zeledon - 06/10/2015 5 of 5 Stars!
We can have Kirtan now! Thank you very much! Can´t wait to buy from you guys again!
Andrey Novak - 03/27/2015 5 of 5 Stars!
Hare Krishna! Thank you for good service. Mridanga is great.
Mich White - 11/25/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
Hare Krishna! Jaya Sri Baladeva! Jaya Gaura Bhakta Vrnda! Thank you very much for the Mridanga it sounds fantastic and I have bought a cover from you also to protect it and it looks very nice. Very impressed by the nice sound quality, these drums make very good sound. I am very happy, thank you, you do a great service for Krsna and the devotees!
Sharma Satish - 11/15/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
Hare Krishna .do you have Mridanga Drum cover.I mean bag to carry for outside .how much cost is
marilyn stein - 10/03/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
Hare Krishna. Tilak drum arrived in perfect shape and so quickly that we were stunned. Thank you for the great service to Srila Prabhupada and the followers of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
William Campbell - 09/05/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
The yellow Tilak Mridanga was received two weeks after being ordered. It arrived safely packaged and is absolutely beautiful! It was tuned nicely and is a pleasure to play and adds a lot to our weekly Sankirtan group. There is a tuning key that has its own place in the carry strap and I can not conceive how a mridanga could be any better; especially for praise of Sri Krsna! Hari Bol!
Franny Skeeles - 08/23/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
LOVE LOVE LOVE my Mrdanga x would recommend to everyone
Mark Vickers - 05/21/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
Excellent thanks - arrived safely and quickly and enjoyed a good home kirtan with it. Already recommended to several friends.
Simon Dwyer - 05/17/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
Thanks for the drum - its perfect for our Palki celebrations!
Anne Janeski - 04/23/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
Love love love my drum! I wish it came tuned but I still love it!!!
Michael Cattaneo - 04/18/2014 5 of 5 Stars!
The colors are very nice on these Mridanga. They arrived in tune and sound beautiful.
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!
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