Thanjavur Thavil – Special Cover – India 2015
Thanjavur or Tanjore is a historic temple town in Tamil Nadu rich for its cultural Heritage. Thavil is a traditional musical instrument of the ancient city of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. Thavil is a barrel shaped percusion instrument -the hollowed shell usually made of Jackfruit wood.
An integral part of Carnatic music in Thanjavur the rhytmic sound of Thavil is produced by striking the skin of the heavy drum with a short stick .Thavil is played usually in the cultural ,social and religious events in Thanjavur.
A Special cover on Thanjavur Thavil was issued on 03 Sep 2015 during Thanjaipex 2015.
Cover No TN/28/2015