Meaning of pakhawaj in English:

pakhawaj

noun

  • A double-headed drum, used especially in the northern part of India.

Pronunciation

pakhawaj

/pəˈkɑːwʌdʒ/ /ˈpakəwadʒ/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Hindi pakhāvaj (earlier as pakhāuj) from Prakrit pakkhāujja drum from Sanskrit pakṣātodya side drum from pakṣa side + ātodya percussion instrument.