Goa’s Heritage Musical Instrument


Question: Which instrument was declared as Goa’s Heritage Musical Instrument?
(a) Dhol
(b) Mridanga
(c) Ghumot
(d) Kasale
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • On 11 February 2019,Govind Gaude, Art and Culture Minister of Goa, announced that Goa’s indigenous traditional percussion instrument named Ghumot made from an earthen vessel is to be notified as a heritage instrument.
  • The instrument was banned due to the use of the skin of the endangered monitor lizard for the drum membrane.
  • In recent years, Ghumot makers have started using goat skin which is excluded from animals listed in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

By Achyutanand Pandey



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