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Jamidika is a stringed and percussion instrument made of wood and metal. This rare instrument is found in Andhra Pradesh.

JAMIDIKA in Andhra Pradesh

Material: Wood, Metal

In the Jamidika, the string inside is plucked to play a sequence of jatis-bols. Off and on, the player also taps the wall of the instrument on the inside. This instrument is used as an accompaniment in the recital of Telugu ballads like Valaraju Katha - the story of a Yadava king.