The meaning of “uruttu” in Malayalam language is “rolling”. The artist produce sound on this instrument by rolling his right hand wrist. During the first beat the palm holding the stick will face the artist (in), then during the second beat the palm would face the opposite side (out).
It is the length of two feet and a diameter of one foot. . Using two sticks, the drummer strikes the upper parchment.
Among the leading masters of pandimelam
During the past few years so many masters have been came to our field includes Karimpuzha Gopi Poduval, Mattannur Sankarankutty. Kelath Aravindan, Cherussery Kuttan Marar, Pazhuvil Ragu Marar, Kelath Prabhakaran Marar, Thiruvalla Radhakrishnan,. Kanhangad Muraleedhara Marar, Payyavoor Narayana Marar. Chowalloor Mohanan, Guruvayoor Haridas, RLV Mahesh, Chittannur Madhusoodhanan Marar, Peruvanam Prakashan Marar, peruvanam sivan marar, peruvnam sankaranarayanan marar. Chitoor gangadharan.
As a result of this late maestros of this field includes Shri Pandarathil Kuttappa Marar, Peruvanam Narayana Marar, Peruvanam Appu Marar. Kumarapurathu Appu Marar, Chakkamkulam Appu Marar, Thrippekulam Achutha Marar, Late Madathil GopalaMarar, Karimpuzha Rama Poduval, Mulangunnathukavu Appukutta Kurup, Pandarathil Murali. Kachamkurichi Kannan, Kuruppath Eachara Marar, Karekkattu Eachara Marar, Pattirathu Sankara Marar and Makkoth Nanu Marar The Great Thrimoorthies lnclude Late :Shri Pandarathil Kuttappa Marar, Late:Makoth Sankaran kutty Marar, Anthikad Raman Kutty Marar. Chendamangalam unnikrishna marar.