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What is the Sangu?

The sangu is a conch shell primarily used in religious music of Hinduism and Buddhism.

The shell is got from the shell of a large predatory sea snail, the Turbinella Pyrum that lives in the Indian ocean. The main body of the shell is oblong or conical.

The sangu is blown through a hole that is specially drilled near the apex. When blown, the sound produced is loud and high.

Listen to the Sangu

Performer Name Ganesh
Musical Tradition South, carnatic

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