Nagada Meaning [नगाड़ा]

Nagaada, spelled mostly as Nagada [Devanagari:नगाड़ा] is a huge drum which is played as a bass instrument.

Other than being used as a musical instrument, Nagada was also used as a tool to help make announcements for kings in earlier times when there were no better means available to reach people, so that people could hear the voice of the huge drums even at a distance and pay attention. Nowadays Nagada is not easily seen, but is still played in some temples and traditional festivals.

The word Nagaada comes from a more refined Hindi word Nakkaara [नक्कारा]. A picture of nagaada being played by Shahid Kapoor in the song Nagaada Nagada is here.

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