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Dhak is a percussion instrument, made of wood and cow skin. This instrument is found in West Bengal and is mostly used in festivities especially in Durga Puja. Also called ‘Jai Dhak’.

DHAK in West Bengal

Material: Brass, wax

A conch shell with funnel shaped mouthpiece of brass, fitted on the blowing end. An elaborate decorative piece of brass attached on the other end by means of wax. Used in the ‘Panchavadya’ ensemble. Also used in religious, auspicious occasions in temples.